Mar 7 2013
Facebook has announced that it is rolling out a "richer, simpler, more beautiful" news feed starting today.
Speaking from the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said his vision for the new design was for it to be the "best personalised newspaper".
By filtering feeds into categories such as photos, music and news from the pages that users like, the move would "reduce clutter" and focus on the stories that each of the site's one billion users care about, Mr Zuckerberg said.
Describing it as a "big change", Facebook added that pictures would be larger and "more beautiful", with the revamp moving the website's look closer to that of its iOS and Android apps.
It is thought that adverts - one of Facebook's main sources of revenue - will now take up more space on the screen and be harder to ignore.
One of the pillars of the Facebook service, the news feed shows comments, photos and videos from a user's friends and is usually the first page accessed when logging in.
It is the second big Facebook innovation announced this year after the company unveiled a new search engine for content uploaded by its users in January.