Facebook says it is currently testing a new design for its pages. The new layout resembles the Instagram and Twitter feeds, the only difference is that it does not have a Like count or a Like button. Its clutter-free design has the goal of offering a cleaner and more readable layout, making it easier for those who operate pages to actually use and manage them, reports TechCrunch.
According to Facebook officials, these features and others were originally tested by public figures, including actors, authors, creators and some media entities. Nevertheless, members of the general public are testing the new design. Some page users will see an option to opt to try out the new experience when they’re logged in on mobile, reports TechCrunch. These are generally used by public figures and businesses who create a separate space for themselves and intend to interact with their followers.
One of the main changes is the absence of a “Like” count. This means the user cannot see the exact likes on their page but a round-up figure. For instance, a page could have 2,387, 071 likes. Nevertheless, the new design will not show that; it will simply show that you have 2.4 million followers, reports TechCrunch.
In the new design, the user will not see the “Home,” “Posts,” “About,” “Video” and “Photos” options, either. Facebook intends to make operations less difficult and more user friendly, reports India Today. TechCrunch says the test is running now in the Facebook mobile app, but it is limited only to those who get the option of seeing the simplified app design. The company will not disclose yet when the update will become public as this is still considered a test for the time being.