It seems as though, just when we all get used to a Facebook remodel and can finally start posting and sharing freely again, another change comes down the pike. Yes, it’s time again for another Facebook update.
Last week, the social network announced plans to launch new ways for users to filter news feeds, including new photo and music feeds. Larger images in posts and image-based ads in both web and mobile feeds are also supposed to make their debut in the latest reboot. This report from TechCrunch indicates that the new feed filter feature will be located at the top of your page near the search bar, but Facebook has also recently rolled out a new look to users in New Zealand, according to Mashable; changes that will likely make their way stateside soon.
Not to be outdone in the revamp department, Google+ is also rolling out a few design changes this week. The company recently announced “that users will gradually start to see some new features added throughout the social network.”
What to expect? A new Local Reviews tab, for starters. Google has been making strides to expand its local search platform, and as such has put emphasis on Google+ Local for businesses. (If your business isn’t on Google+ yet, talk to us!) Additionally, users can expect larger cover photos with better aspect ratios, allowing for a wider range of images to be used. Read more about Google+’s updates here.
As we’ve seen in the past, changes on social networks happen gradually and are not without hiccups. So, expect a few newsfeed irregularities here and there from Facebook as their developers roll out all the changes, and pay attention to your Google+ page to make sure your cover images stay in shape as things are updated.
As always, corecubed is here to help keep your social media accounts in tip top shape. Contact us if you need help! And jump over to our Facebook page to let us know what social media updates YOU wish would happen!