So, you’ve read about the new look for Facebook’s news feed and want to try it yourself? Here’s how.
The new look is rolling out today to those who request it. Go here to do that, and use the “Try the new look” button:
After you’ve done that, you’ll get a confirmation:
Then it’s waiting time. When you’re in, you’ll see a message in at the top of your feed:
Select the “Give It a Try” button, and you’ll enable it and get a little tour:
The last part is nice. If you decide you prefer the old look, you can switch back.
Facebook’s Chris Cox, vice president of product, says there’s no set timeline on how long it will take after someone requests the new look to when they get it — nor any for when it will automatically be rolled out for everyone.
He stressed that Facebook wanted to be very cautious about introducing such a big home page change to users, and that’s also why there’s the “switch to Old Design” option, for those who might feel they need to escape back into the more familiar, if they feel overwhelmed.
But eventually, everyone will get the new look, regardless of whether they requested it — and eventually, the switch back option will disappear, as Facebook would find it too hard to support both, he said.