Facebook recently made public its plans to offer enhanced share and connect options to users. Yes, the social networking site gears up to revamp its home page as it adds new user pages, filtering tools and many more improvements.
Revealing an update to its home page design, Facebook has now replaced its news feeds with real-time status streams. Offering advanced options for customization, the new Facebook Stream will now allow users to instantly view their friend’s activities.
Integrated with an automatic refresh feature, the site also allows users to add text, video or photos on to their profile with the redesigned status update box now called as Publisher. Besides updating a user’s profile, changes via the Publisher which simply reads ‘What’s on your mind?’ are reflected on a user’s friend list too.
In addition to this, Facebook has also added filters to its revamped page. Delivering greater control, the filters will allow users to select what they would like to view in Stream. Users have an option of selecting which updates they would like to see.
Allowing users to select from specific users or sources, users can also opt to filter out unwanted content or applications. According to Facebook, a tweak to their fan Pages should also be coming around soon. Identical to the look of personal profiles, the company-created pages will allow users to send status updates along with additional information straight on to a user’s streams.
Functioning just like a user’s profile, the new profiles for public figures and organizations will allow Facebook users to connect and communicate with celebrities, musicians, politicians and organizations. The feature will allow users to view their status updates, videos, photos and more just like they would for friends.
Facebook plans to release the new home page next week.