Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his keynote speech during the company’s F8 developer conference to announce a redesigned Facebook app and website. The new app will be available on Tuesday to U.S. consumers. On the other hand, it will come to the rest of the world in the first half of the year. Facebook’s new desktop version will roll out in the coming months. So, Facebook Is launching a redesigned app and website. Facebook announced updates to Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and Facebook’s core service.
The event opens with awesome theme, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is that “the future is private. Besides the other announcements, Facebook also revealed details regarding Oculus Quest and Rift S virtual reality headsets.
Facebook Is Launching a Redesigned App and Website
Well during the event, The Company’s opening keynote brought major changes to just about every corner of Facebook. It includes a site redesign, ultra lightweight Messenger app, Instagram shopping. Besides that the details about interesting and new features to find friends or hook up with your secret crush is also included. And then there’s the hardware, Oculus finally committed to release dates for the Quest and Rift S, while Portal will be available beyond the US.
Out of all the announcements Facebook made at its F8 2019 developers conference, one of the most important was the redesign of its core smartphone app. The new application, which has been updated with what Facebook is calling the “FB5” version, is now cleaner, faster and puts Groups front and center.
Facebook redesigned app and website will focus more on Facebook Groups, which Zuckerberg painted as an effort to strengthen the company’s “digital town squares.” Facebook Groups are already being used by over 400 million people, he said, adding: “We believe that there is a community for everyone.”
Well, In addition to the new focus on groups, the Facebook app will also feature a redesigned user interface. The new interface includes complete change of color blue. As another sign of a visual refresh, Facebook is even giving itself a new icon, which now includes animated images.
Coming to most interesting thing is Facebook announced Dating that is now opens to in 14 more countries, bringing the total to 19. It will launch in the U.S. before the end of the year. Dating brings with it a new feature called Secret Crush that expands it beyond strangers and friends-of-friends. Choose up to 9 friends you like-like. If they’ve opted into Facebook Dating, they’ll get a notification that some friend has a crush on them. If they add you as a Secret Crush too, you’re both notified and can chat on Messenger.