Facebook to Launch to All Next Week

facebook_pic.pngFacebook just released a post stating that they will be gradually releasing the new design to all over the next week. This announcement comes late, as I had originally announced the new design to go out to all on August 27.

The new design has been both loved and hated by many, but has shown significant improvement since launch. It will be very interesting to see the response as all 100+ million of their users embrace the new design. Most of all, this should come as welcome news to developers, as they no longer have to support more than one design in their applications. All developers should now be able to start planning fully for the new design.

In addition to this news, it will also mean that permanent session keys will be dissolved (one week after the rollout), meaning it will be harder for external websites to log users into Facebook to authenticate and communicate with the API. It will be interesting to see, as they roll this out, if they also introduce Facebook Connect live to all next week to resolve this problem fully.

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10 thoughts on “Facebook to Launch to All Next Week

  1. Hi Jesse,
    I was one of those people who hated the new look facebook when it first rolled out, but it has improved as they ironed out the bugs. I wrote a 4 part blog post where I made a SWOT analysis of the new features. I have come to love the new design although now applications have become marginalised as they are hidden away in boxes. The wall feature and news feed have made it much more sociable and easy to leave quick comments for friends wothout leaving your own newsfeed or profile page.

    anyone who is interested can read my analysis here http://iandavidchapman.com/facebook-swot-part-4

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  2. “It will be very interesting to see the response as all 100+ million of their users embrace the new design.”

    Yeah, the response from many will be WTF happened? Why do I have to learn the interface all over again?!?!

    By the way, I don't know if it's just me, but your blog loads pathetically slow in FF3. Not to mention the right side is so busy that it is a bit of an eyesore.

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