Facebook has rolled out a redesigned Facebook Pages for its users that makes it simpler for public figures and communities to build their content on the platform. Also Read - WhatsApp announces rollout of end-to-end encrypted backups for Android, iOS
The social media platform has also dropped the ‘Like’ button from its redesigned pages. As per a company blog post, Facebook pages will only show followers and display dedicated News Feed where users can join the conversation, interact with fans, and also engage will fellow content creators. Also Read - Facebook launches Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses alongside new Facebook View app
Some of the notable changes in the new layout include a redesigned layout, actionable insights, News Feed, easy navigation, updated task-based admin controls and safety features. Also Read - WhatsApp multi-device for iPad users in the works, release expected soon
“We are removing Likes and focusing on Followers to simplify the way people connect with their favourite Pages,” the company said about the redesign.
The page layout now gives the platform a cleaner look and is more streamlined than before – including making it easier for people to see posts and other important information.
Facebook has also added new Page management features – like the ability to more clearly assign and manage admin access permissions. This also ensures account safety and integrity.
The News Feed will also display and suggest new connections for users that would include public pages, groups and trending content.
Facebook safety features
Facebook is looking to make the platform safer which is why it is worked to improve the ability to detect activity that is not allowed on the platform including hate speech, violent, sexual, spammy content and even impersonations and fake accounts.
Facebook is looking to expand the visibility of a verified account to make it easier for users to differentiate between a genuine post and a fake one.
This will also help identify comments and posts from authentic Pages and profiles. As per the blog post, a “verified Page’s comment on another Page’s public post, may appear higher in the comments section and be visible in News Feed.”