Facebook has just sent out an invite to press with the text ‘come see a new look for News Feed’. The event will be held at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters on Thursday March 7th, 2013 at 10am PST and we’ll be on site.
The last time that Facebook officially launched a major change to its News Feed was in September of 2011, though it has tweaked and prodded it many times since. The iOS app recently got a faster News Feed and timeline. Facebook also shared some insights last November about how people interact with the feed. In January of this month, it started showing larger images and longer previews of links to some users in the News Feed in order to increase engagement.
There are some indications that the News Feed redesign could be centered around a more image-centric feed that looks a similar to news readers like Flipboard. A report from Techcrunch last month showed off crude mockups of such a timeline.
We’ll be at the event to bring you the news as it’s announced.