It’s one of the most popular social media platforms around the world, and Facebook has started rolling out a huge desktop redesign.
The redesign was first announced back in April, and has a much more minimalist design than the previous version.
The top of the website has been changed from blue to white, and includes light grey icons for the News Feed, Facebook Messenger, notifications, Watch, Marketplace and Groups.
Facebook’s logo has also been changed, with the letter ‘F’ now in a brighter and lighter blue circle.
And while Facebook Stories used to appear on the right of the page, these have now been moved to the middle, and are represented by rectangles rather than circles.
The redesign has started rolling out to some users, and the initial response hasn’t been great.
Several unimpressed users have taken to Twitter to discuss the update, with one even deeming it ‘gross.’
One user tweeted: “New Facebook desktop layout = GROSS!”, while another wrote: “The new facebook layout is so ugly I'm in disbelief.”
And one vented: “What is up with Facebook changing the layout of profiles on desktop computers…every time I go to any profile the sidebar pops back up and the whole page lags like crazy, and it takes forever to hide the sidebar again.”
Meanwhile, another user drew comparisons between the new Facebook design with Twitter’s recent redesign.
One user tweeted: “New facebook over here trying to look exactly like new twitter but jokes on them bc these layouts are AWFUL.”
The redesign will roll out to all users in the coming weeks.
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