The new Facebook Profile has been launched today.
While we hear about new developments across The Pond as soon as they’re announced, quite often it can take weeks or even months for them to be rolled here. But the new Facebook Profiles (or homepage to you and me) has gone live in Great Britain at the same time as it hit the USA.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, once media shy, has been on the telly talking about the new features and promising the world’s 500m users of the social network “more ways to show and tell your story”.
The link to switch yours on is here.
Here are the significant changes:
1. A quick summary of your life at the very top (from information previously on the Info page), including where you live, marital status, school, work and languages etc.
2. Recently tagged photos directly below – these can be hidden by clicking on them,
3. Expansion of work info, including tagging other people at your place of work and including more details,
4. Interests (‘Likes’) are now displayed as tiled images, rather than a wordy list.
We quite like the new design – it’s been a long time coming. But one word of caution – once you switch to the new profile, there’s no going back.