New Facebook Profile Page Coming Today; Preview It Now
Following CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s latest appearance on 60 Minutes, Facebook is rolling out yet another update to its interface, this one targeting users’ profile pages. While Facebook seems to do about a gazillion of these a year, this latest update is a simple, welcome one: As you can see in the above screenshot, several categories of personal information, such as job, location, relationship status, and education, which used to get their own lines in profiles, have been compressed into one easy-to-scan chunk atop the profile page, making it even easier to
stalk people on Facebook use Facebook to learn more about friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and near-strangers.
Other changes in the latest update: “Featured Friends” — “You can now highlight the friends who are important to you, such as your family, best friends or teammates. Create new groups of friends, or feature existing friends lists”; similar to functionalities currently provided by third-party apps — and “New Experiences” — “You can list the projects you worked on at your job, classes you took in school, your favorite musicians and sports teams, and more. You can also share your life philosophy by connecting to the religions, political affiliations, and people you follow and admire. All your interests and experiences are now represented with images, making your entire profile a more compelling visual experience.” So as the written space your Facebook profile gives you to describe yourself in basic terms gets compacted somewhat, you can now tell your personal story in curated pictures to a greater extent.
The update is expected to roll out across Facebook later today. If you’re interested in turning the new profile on now, go to www.facebook.com/about/profile and click the green button and you’ll be updated.