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Facebook Redesign is Bold, User Friendly and Buggy

Facebook Redesign

Facebook is unveiling a redesign of their website that is bold and user friendly. The new design also comes with a dark mode.

New Facebook Redesign

The new design uses a Cards design style, where different sections are contained within card-like containers.

This is the main Facebook home page. Navigation is discrete and the look is uncluttered.

The top icon-based navigation are for home page, watch, marketplace, groups and gaming. Along the left you can see text based navigation for groups, pages, marketplace and watch. More features like games, town hall, events and so on are available when clicking the See More icon.

Notification Pop-up

Notifications slide upward from the lower left corner, like push-style notifications.

Icon Style Top Navigation Menu

The top navigation is icon based. You have to hover over them to learn what they are for.

Navigation icons top and center of page

The top navigation encourages people to explore different areas of Facebook. The goal may be to build awareness of all the different things members can do on Facebook.

Facebook Dark Mode

Facebook enters the 2020’s with an up to date dark mode. Dark mode allows members to comfortably view Facebook while in a dark room.

Screenshot of Facebook's new dark mode

Above is a screenshot of a home page of a private Facebook group in the new dark mode. Something new and convenient are the Moderator tools on the left.  Admins will see an Admin Tools section in that left hand area.

Bugs in Facebook’s Redesign

Facebook Notification Alert Bug

It kind of wouldn’t be a true Facebook experience without a bug and this redesign does not disappoint. I discovered that the notification icon does not always clear when you click the “Mark All as Read” link.

Bug in Facebook Redesign

The bug didn’t happen all the time. But as you can see in the above screenshot, the notification alert icon still shows 3 unread items even though I had already clicked the “Mark All as Unread” link.

Page Jump Editing Bug

A very annoying bug happens when you click the “edit” button on a post. The screen jumps to the top of the page!

When you scroll back down to the post you want to edit, sometimes the edit button works and sometimes the page jumps back to the top of the page.

Persistent Tool Tip Bug

Screenshot of a editing related tool tip that wouldn't go awayThis tool tip related to the isnert emoji button persisted beyond the editing screen and wouldn’t go away until I refreshed the browser window.

Another random bug involves editing buttons. After editing (presumably after briefly hovering past the insert emoji button), a tool tip popped up and persisted. Even after I finished editing and was out of the editing screen, the tool tip was still there.  This bug is literally random and doesn’t happen consistently.

Close-up of Left Hand Navigation

Screenshot of a closeup of the left hand navigationNew Facebook redesign, closeup view of the left hand navigation.

The left hand navigation area expands so that more groups and Facebook features can be exposed. It’s a great way to make all of Facebook’s popular features easier to access.

New Notification Area

Close up of the right hand notification areaThis is a close up of the notification panel area, located in the top right hand side of Facebook’s new redesign

There are new icons to label the different kinds of notifications. There’s an icon for when someone comments on your post, when there’s a message, a reaction and a post in a group you follow.

Single Post Page

Screenshot of a single post

The is the layout for a page that is dedicated to just a single post. Notable are the lack of ads and no navigational elements on the left hand side. You have to click the home page icon to get back to a page containing the left hand navigational elements.

Facebook Advertisements are Discrete and User Friendly

Screenshot of a Facebook ad


The advertising resembles a regular Facebook post. It’s discrete and unobtrusive. It blends in with the rest of the page and is attractive.


The new layout is user friendly. It doesn’t take long to get used to the new style of navigating the site. It’s more user friendly and encourages exploration of all the other features.

For admins and moderators Facebook has made it’s tools more available, which will encourage group leaders to do more with Facebook.

The advertising ad units are non-obtrusive and may provide a good user experience, which should be good news for advertisers as well as users.



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Facebook Redesign is Bold, User Friendly and Buggy

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