Facebook redesigns 'Life Events' feature; adds animated photos and videos

In addition to new design, Facebook will also notify your friends for changes in Life Events.

  • Published: December 13, 2018 10:25 AM IST

Facebook has announced a redesign of its ‘Life Events’ feature, which enables users to share important moments with friends and family. It will now enable people to add animated photos and videos to Life Events posts along with a wide range of art from Facebook. Users will also have an option include photos from the people or pages they’ve been tagged in.

“When we began reimagining life events, we talked to people around the world to understand the milestones in people’s lives, how they share them, and the role they play. We heard that many people want to share and remember major life events, including difficult moments like the loss of a loved one. To help people do this, we’re providing new options, including animated photos and videos,” noted Facebook on its newsroom blog.

In addition to new design, Facebook will also notify your friends for Life Events like changes in your current city, work, education, and relationship status. Lastly, there is new highlight feature for Life Events. Facebook will now now highlight life events in a dedicated section on profiles. This will help you learn more about your friends and potential connections. Users can choose to hide a life event by tapping three dot quick menu “…” at the top of the post and selecting “Hide from Timeline.”

Facebook will rollout the redesigned Life Events feature globally over the coming days on iOS, Android and desktop. The social networking firm asks users to keep the latest version of the Facebook app to get the updated design.

  • Published Date: December 13, 2018 10:25 AM IST