(This post originally appeared on the Resonance Content Marketing blog.)
Last week, Facebook announced some major changes to the News Feed—the list of updates you see when you log on. In true Facebook fashion, they’ll be rolling out the new design slowly over the next few weeks; if you’d like to get it early, you can sign up for the waiting list.
This will be a pretty major update involving three key changes:
It’s no secret that images and video rule on the social Web these days, and Facebook is adapting by making visual posts more prominent:
More Control Over the Feed
Facebook has been trying to match Google+’s customizable experience for a year and a half now … and now it looks like they’re finally getting serious about it. Very soon, you’ll be able to streamline your feed to show you:
– All Friends: A feed that shows you everything your friends are sharing
– Photos: A feed with nothing but photos from your friends and the Pages you like
– Music: A feed with posts about the music you listen to
– Following: A feed with the latest news from the Pages you like and the people you follow
Consistent Mobile Experience
Finally, the redesign will standardize the Facebook look on tablets and smartphones to provide a more consistent user experience:
Want to Learn More?
On Thursday, March 14, Shelley Roth of Springboard Social Media is hosting an Emergency Webinar: How to Prepare your Business for the New Facebook Timeline.
Join her to find out more about the News Feed changes and the new Graph Search … and how we marketers can get ready for it all.
Registration is just $10 but only 20 slots are available. To learn more and to reserve your spot, visit http://bit.ly/fbtimelinechgs today.
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Here at Resonance, we’re committed to your success in content marketing, so each Friday we deliver a simple but impactful tip to boost your engagement on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social networks. And you can implement it before lunchtime.
About the Author
A self-described “marketing nerd,” Rachel Parker, Owner and Chief Content Strategist of Resonance, works with businesses of all sizes to help them meet the challenge of connecting with today’s hard-to-reach customer.
Rachel has made Resonance the “one stop shop” for companies looking to get more out of their content marketing efforts. She’s also a sought-after speaker and has presented to many of Houston’s major business and marketing organizations. Contact Rachel about speaking to your group or business.