How To Get The New Facebook News Feed

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:

Facebook News Feed | Facebook

After you’ve done that, you’ll get a confirmation:

Confirmed!

Then it’s waiting time. When you’re in, you’ll see a message in at the top of your feed:

Try it

Select the “Give It a Try” button, and you’ll enable it and get a little tour:

Feeds

Tour 2

Tour 3

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.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Facebook | Facebook: User Interface | Top News

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  • http://twitter.com/SFBaySEO Ross Taylor

    On the “waiting list” here…

  • http://www.facebook.com/E.TekCustom Eric Beadle

    Same, Im waiting as a techie. I would love this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Oussama.Melouani Oussama Melouani

    I’m tired of the waiting list .. there has been more then a week!!

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    It just opened literally a few hours ago. I think you mean Graph Search.

  • http://www.facebook.com/njbabay Nievo Jan Babay

    Now it looks like more Google+

  • http://www.facebook.com/Oussama.Melouani Oussama Melouani

    Oh , so singing up to Graph Search is not the same as the new News Feed .. I though they are the same , Thanks !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacquesblom Jacques Blom

    Hey Oussama. Why don’t you check out my new Chrome extension – http://bit.ly/newFeed. Read my other comment for more info.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacquesblom Jacques Blom

    I grew tired of waiting for the new NF too. That’s why I reverse-engineered it, and put it into a Chrome extension. Check out my free New News Feed extension here – http://bit.ly/newFeed

    Enjoy! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacquesblom Jacques Blom

    Dude, try this out… http://bit.ly/newFeed

  • http://devyaqoob.blogspot.com/ Muhammad Yaqoob

    Hey @dannysullivan:disqus
    I’m on the waiting list since the announcement still no update for me :(
    When this update will be rolled out publicly?

  • Monica Colangelo

    The dark background and small font makes it impossible for me to read anything. I have not found the “switch to old design” option anywhere, not even in the help section.

  • http://www.facebook.com/delaspendelas PeDelas Echo Soundtraxx

    on the waiting list for 3 weeks :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/gading.prakasa Gading Prakasa

    i have wait it for 3 weeks.. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/ackonish Alex Ilic

    I am waiting from the first day that they told about this update…

  • http://www.facebook.com/subarna.aale Subarna Aale

    I’m also on waiting list since 1month what is happening?
    I’m really tired of this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/subarna.aale Subarna Aale

    Do something fast dude..

  • http://goodevilgenius.org/ Dan Jones

    If you want to switch right away, just sign up for Google+. It’s the same design.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mesho-Baaleezoo/100001149331955 Mesho Baaleezoo

    I have been waiting for a month!

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