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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Friend Lists are completely optional. If you don’t like lists, you don’t have to use them.
  6. Subscribed button.You can now choose how much updates you see from friends. You can also decide what types of updates you see.
  7. The Subscribe button also lets you hear from interesting people you’re not friends with—like journalists, artists and political figures.
  8. 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.
  9. News Feed: See What Matters at the Top. Now, News Feed will act more like your own personal newspaper.
  10. Facebook has increased the status update character limit to 5,000, from a previous 500.
  11. Facebook has also pushed out the floating navigation bar.

A lot more will be unveiled after f8 conference.