Facebook announced Thursday it is giving its venerable news feed a new look and feel.
The new news feed represents the first major overhaul of Facebook’s core service since the launch of Facebook Timeline at the end of 2011.
“The news feed is one of the most important things we’ve built,” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the press event. Likening news feed to “the most personalized newspaper,” Zuckerberg added that “the stories around you deserve to be displayed with more than just text.”
“How we’re all sharing is changing and the news feed needs to evolve with those changes. This is the evolving face of news feed.”
The new news feed features three major components:
A New Focus on Imagery