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February 10, 2020

The start of a fresh week is always nice. It’s a new chance to take on tasks, get things done and change things up.

But when I sat down at my computer this morning, I got a change I was not expecting!

Facebook has just introduced a NEW Beta look for Facebook on desktop and I was given the chance to try it out!

Once I made the switch (if you were given the option to try and were afraid – don’t worry, it’s reversible!), the difference was IMMEDIATELY clear. The newsfeed has a whole new look – and you are given the option to use Facebook in Light or Dark Mode.

New Facebook Beta Newsfeed in Dark Mode

Another noticeable difference is in the Page View. Obviously, as an admin I see different things than you do on our Page, but there is some noticeable changes including all page navigation now being at the top, instead of the side.

Personal profiles are similarly designed in the new Beta version, with all navigation for the profile (photos, friends, etc) being located at the top, under the cover photo.

The first time you create a new post using Facebook Beta, you’ll notice big changes here too. The console window for post creation is now more streamlined. You can now also select & change the font you would like to use in your post.

But in playing with this feature this morning (Feb 10th), I am currently unable to post on my personal page using Facebook Beta. That should be fixed soon, I would imagine.

I’ve been using Facebook Beta all morning and other than visual changes, I haven’t noticed any major differences to the way posts are displayed. You can still visit the SaveaLoonie Facebook Page and find all of our latest post. PS. I strongly suggest making the SaveaLoonie Facebook Page a shortcut on your Facebook account. This way, as soon as you log in to your feed, you will be able to pop right over to our page using the navigation bar on the left.

Want to try Beta for yourself? Log into Facebook on a desktop computer (Beta is not available on mobile yet) and open up the main menu and locate the See Facebook Beta link.

What are your thoughts on the new Facebook? Was it time for a change? Why fix what’s not broken? Share with us on the SaveaLoonie Facebook Page!

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