Facebook & Instagram getting a new design !

Social networking sites have become an integral part of our lives no matter how much we deny the fact. For most of the population, social networks have become an addiction and not only teens but people of all age groups add up to this population.
In the last few years, networks like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat have grown and are used every single day by millions of people globally. As millions of people use the apps everyday extensively, Facebook and Instagram are revamping and redesigning the sites for the people to use more efficiently and better the user experience.

Taking inspiration from line drawings, Facebook is redoing the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable and easier to manage. Facebook, with its new updates, now makes clearer where threads start and end in comments whereas, Instagram got a little redesign in the comments so basically, you can now have sub-conversations. Facebook has also adopted the Messenger bubble style for comments. It is an attempt to make the comments more alive.

Also, Facebook has made the navigation as well as the feedback buttons easier to recognize by enlarging them and is swapping the globe icon used to represent notifications for a standard alerts bell.

Facebook now has higher contract text that will make reading a lot more easy and will now feature circular profile pictures. The URL domain will be more prominent which is intended to reduce the likelihood of users clicking fake sites.
Facebook regularly updates its design to omit the unnecessary features and make the site more brow. Recently, more white space is added which is supposed to reduce eye fatigue during long browsing sessions. Changes in the design will roll out to all iOS and Android users in the weeks to come.

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by Esther Vaiphei, The Blogging Connection