Facebook Announces Go-Live Date for All on New Design

facebook_pic.pngIt appears that Facebook has very quietly announced when the new profile redesign will go live to all users of their site. In a developers wiki article about infinite sessions posted on August 7th, Facebook announced under the question, “I thought you were deprecating infinite sessions?”, that the new redesign will go live to all users on August 27, 2008.

This move should be a welcome one for developers. One of the largest frustrations amongst Facebook developers with the new design has been having to support both the old design and new until users all begin to adopt the new. The new design provides more integration points, protects users against spammy apps, and tends to side towards more useful applications on the platform.

The new profile redesign has been accepted by some, rejected by many. I experienced this first hand recently in trying to cover some missed changes, that within just a week had been changed due to the quick evolvement of the new platform. Initially rolled out to 5% of users, it will be interesting to see the reaction of users as all 100+ million users are forced to use the new design. It is my prediction that there will be backlash at first, but as with any change, users will begin to adapt and learn how to use it in a new way. You can switch to the new design yourself by going the http://www.new.facebook.com – it will from that point on take you to the new design every time you go to Facebook.

How was your adoption of the new design? You can follow my updates on Facebook at http://jessestay.socialtoo.com.

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6 thoughts on “Facebook Announces Go-Live Date for All on New Design

  1. I expect that at least 1 million facebook users will close their accounts. The old style facebook had all the information displayed on one page – simple! If you look up someone, you are not going to be inclined to look through all the tabs to find out about them. I will stop using it and use My Space for as long as it continues to allow all info on one page.

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  2. Jaseman, 1 million compared to their 100 million users will hardly
    make a dent for Facebook. I suggest taking some time in the new
    design and figuring out what it has to offer. I've found it actually
    gives users more options, and more ability to organize how others see
    them, and how you can see the activity of your friends. IMO it's
    actually easier to use than it was before – you just have to figure
    out the details of what it offers. With change always comes a
    learning curve, but if you spend some time with it I think you'll grow
    to like it.

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  3. Jaseman, 1 million compared to their 100 million users will hardly
    make a dent for Facebook. I suggest taking some time in the new
    design and figuring out what it has to offer. I've found it actually
    gives users more options, and more ability to organize how others see
    them, and how you can see the activity of your friends. IMO it's
    actually easier to use than it was before – you just have to figure
    out the details of what it offers. With change always comes a
    learning curve, but if you spend some time with it I think you'll grow
    to like it.

    Like

  4. Jaseman, 1 million compared to their 100 million users will hardly
    make a dent for Facebook. I suggest taking some time in the new
    design and figuring out what it has to offer. I've found it actually
    gives users more options, and more ability to organize how others see
    them, and how you can see the activity of your friends. IMO it's
    actually easier to use than it was before – you just have to figure
    out the details of what it offers. With change always comes a
    learning curve, but if you spend some time with it I think you'll grow
    to like it.

    Like

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