Facebook's HUGE 'ugly' redesign is coming to everyone next month – this is what it looks like

FACEBOOK'S controversial new design will be made permanent next month.

Users can currently switch back to the old Facebook but the new more spacious design will be the only option come September.

The new design was officially rolled out months ago, it seems Facebook has just been giving us time to acclimatise.

The biggest changes are that Facebook will now look more simplified and there is also a dark mode for you to try.

When the new look rolled out, accounts were greeted with the message "Welcome to a fresh, simpler Facebook".

Some people like it while others have taken to Twitter to complain.

Dark mode is one of the most anticipated features thats now available.

The overall design of the site is quite minimalist.

Almost all of the website is now white, not blue, including the banner at the top.

This white banner holds light grey icons for News Feed, Facebook Messenger, notifications, Watch, Marketplace and Groups.

Facebook Stories has been moved to the centre of the page and are in large rectangular form rather than circles.

The social network's logo has changed so it's now a white 'F' in a bright blue circle rather than a square.

The fresh redesign didn't prove very popular on Twitter earlier in the year either.

Several unimpressed Facebook users who got the update early voiced concerns.

One tweeted: "New Facebook desktop layout = GROSS!”

Another said: “The new facebook layout is so ugly I'm in disbelief."

Whether you like it or not, Facebook will be making the permanent switch for you in just a few weeks.

How does Facebook's user rating system work?

Facebook told The Sun that this is how the system works…

  • Facebook works to fight fake news by using machine learning systems
  • These automated systems predict articles that its human fact-checkers should review
  • Facebook developed a process that protects against people "indiscriminately flagging news as fake", attempting to game the system
  • One of the indicators used in this process is how people report articles as false
  • For instance, if someone previously gave Facebook feedback that an article was false, and then that article was confirmed false by a fact-checker, that person's future feedback would be weighted more positively
  • This is reflected in an invisible score or rating, which changes depending on the quality of a person's ratings
  • So if someone reports news as false regularly, and that news is rated as true, that person's future reports will be rated lower than someone with a higher score
  • Facebook says this is an effective way to fight misinformation
  • Facebook says that people often report something as false because they disagree with a story, or are trying to target a particular publisher
  • Attempts to game this feedback are why Facebook can't rely on the reporting system as a totally accurate indicator
  • Facebook told The Sun that the rating is specific to its fake news team, and that there's no unified score that is like a credit rating used everywhere

In other news, Instagram is rolling out a “Suggested Posts” feature that could keep you on your feed for longer.

Facebook’s messenger has started to merge with Instagram chat.

And, Instagram was caught keeping deleted photos and messages on its systems for more than a year after deletion.

How often do you use Facebook? Let us know in the comments…

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