Facebook has been embarking on massive changes this year, and I believe you are yet to experience the complete Facebook makeover after September 22nd. In the past few weeks the following changes have taken place on Facebook. You may have noticed a few of them. This is a collection of the changes and new features you need to know and take the opportunity to explore. A lot more changes are expected in the coming weeks, stay tuned.
- Ticker: Join Friends in Real-Time. Now you can see and chat with your friends about photos, articles, and other things they’re posting in real-time.
- The photos you share on Facebook are bigger (720 pixels to 960 pixels) and load twice as fast, giving you quicker access to more detailed images.
- Smart lists – You’ll see smart lists that create themselves and stay up-to-date based on profile info your friends have in common with you–like your work, school, family and city.
- All your news will be in a single stream with the most interesting stories featured at the top. If you haven’t visited Facebook for a while, the first things you’ll see are top photos and statuses posted while you’ve been away.
- Friend Lists are completely optional. If you don’t like lists, you don’t have to use them.
- Subscribed button.You can now choose how much updates you see from friends. You can also decide what types of updates you see.
- The Subscribe button also lets you hear from interesting people you’re not friends with—like journalists, artists and political figures.
- If you’d like to share your public updates with more than just friends, you can get a Subscribe button on your profile, too. People who subscribe to you will get posts you set as “Public” in their News Feeds.
- News Feed: See What Matters at the Top. Now, News Feed will act more like your own personal newspaper.
- Facebook has increased the status update character limit to 5,000, from a previous 500.
- Facebook has also pushed out the floating navigation bar.
A lot more will be unveiled after f8 conference.