As with most redesigns, Facebook’s new desktop interface can start to falter, especially if you have a high-resolution display. The most important thing is that Facebook has made navigation much easier. The top bar provides easy access to the homepage, clock, marketplace, groups and game pages of the website.
You’ll also notice that the company’s signature blue tone no longer adorns the top navigation bar. Facebook has optimized the design element so that it can more easily incorporate a dark mode into the website. You can activate the function by switching in the dropdown settings menu.
Facebook claims that the homepage loads faster and the transitions between the pages become smoother. Another improvement is that the responsive design of the website can now be better scaled to different window sizes. This is particularly noticeable if you use the snap function of Windows 10 or if you have a window manager under macOS.
If you don’t have access to the new interface the next time you visit Facebook, you may have to wait a few days. In the meantime, you can read more about what went into the project in an interview with Engadget’s Nick Summers with the Facebook design team. While the company is working on completing the rollout, you can return to the classic user interface from the dropdown settings menu.