Facebook have redesiged its home page’s news feed to combine the Top News and Most Recent feeds. Rather than having to choose between tabs, users will automatically see Top News content first if highly relevant updates have been published since they last checked Facebook, and see Most Recent content first if they’ve been visiting frequently. A Ticker in the right sidebar will display a firehose of real-time updates that users can click to expand and engage with.
When users return to the redesigned home page, they won’t simply see the same feed they were last viewing. Instead, they’ll see a Top News segment at the top of the feed displaying important stories by close friends or those with lots of Likes and comments that they haven’t seen yet, followed by Most Recent-style content.
If nothing critical has been published since their last visit, they’ll immediately see “Recent Stories”. Those with lots of friends or especially active networks might see Top News if they haven’t visited in as little as 15 minutes, though it may take hours for less connected users.
For now, those who’ve been treated with the new Facebook layout, and you happen to not like it, here’s a simple technique to get the old layout back up. This doesn’t involve the installation of any extensions or GreaseMonkey scripts and will give you your old Facebook design back.
- Go to your Account Settings.
- Select General. (from left side menu)
- In General, under language check what is your Preferred Language and set it to English(UK).
- Click on Save Changes
- Notice your Facebook layout now.
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