Facebook, the Social Media giant is ready to surprise users with a new 2020 developers update. The ‘New Facebook‘ as the company calls it, is a much more compact and beautiful app as compared to before. The new version rolls out by the end of next week. This new update was the topic of discussion in the F8 Developer Conference in 2019. The latest update was in a testing environment for months now, but it is finally out for everybody.
Facebook is focussing on speed, ease of use, accessibility, and the brand new ‘Dark Mode‘. The Dark mode is available for the desktop app, Android, and iOS systems.
The New Facebook 2020 developer update
The new update includes the most talked about characteristics of the app, the Dark Mode. It helps users to access the app in areas of low brightness, contrast, vibrancy, and it helps reduce the screen glare for use in low light. Users can still choose between the two modes of the app randomly at choice. It comes with a newly improved immersive layout, which makes watching facebook videos a whole new experience.
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The Dark Mode is also available for the Messenger application. Much like your smartphones, the application has a streamlined navigation menu for desktop as well. The home page and page transitions also load faster in the new version. The company claims that people can now easily create Groups, Pages, Events, and even advertisements on Facebook. The layout also seems to be more sensible with the use of a bigger font.
Since the process to create pages, events, ads, and groups have increased, the new features will enhance the experience. There are 400 million and 700 million active users for Groups and Events, respectively in a month. Moreover, if anyone wants the homepage to go back to the current one, the user has to click on “Switch to Classic Facebook.”
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