Facebook moving all users to the ''new'' profile layout

Those of you hanging on to the pre-December 2010 Facebook profile - it's time to say your final goodbyes.

Little over a month after the Palo Alto-based company first announced an overhaul of profile pages, Facebook is making the new layout compulsory and will be rolling it out to all users starting today.

Among the key changes in the ''new'' layout are: the addition of a quick summary at the top of each profile which lists at-a-glance details like where you work, where you live, relationship status and birthday; a row of recently tagged photos; a move away from tabs, with previously tabbed items shifted to the left; and more room for family and significant others to be highlighted.

As with each new layout design - there have been at least eight since Facebook launched in 2005 - the latest changes sparked outrage among some users, with groups such as ''New Facebook Profile Sucks.'', ''We hate the new profile page...please change it back!'' and ''I Hate the New Facebook Profile'' attracting tens of thousands of angry Facebookers. Considering the social networking giant recently reached 600 million users, it is unlikely the company will ever be able to please everyone. For those of you who just can't let go of the old profile layout, take a look below and remember all the good times.

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Surely is makes sense to check though....after all Facebook's value is from the information contained within and I know I don't blindly trust any large organisation with my data.

Kaemon said,
bet the privacy settings get set back to the default again....

They don't; they stay the same.

It makes sense to not assume like that.

I think they did it right this time, roll it out to volunteers for a long time. It was a smooth and easy change as opposed to other sudden "HERE YOU GO!" changes.

Mr Spoon said,
I don't really like it either.
At the top, it gives me some information, but i'd rather click else where to see ALL the information.

You can. Just click "Info" under the profile picture.

"..."I Hate the New Facebook Profile'' attracting tens of thousands of angry Facebookers..."

Are you kidding? These groups started when Facebook did its first screw up, er, layout change, and attracted millions. But before people start crying "here come the whiners" perhaps they should consider that if Facebook had it right the first time and can't get it right after 8 attempts to fix what was never broken, there's something seriously wrong. And it's not the users.

C_Guy said,
"..."I Hate the New Facebook Profile'' attracting tens of thousands of angry Facebookers..."

Are you kidding? These groups started when Facebook did its first screw up, er, layout change, and attracted millions. But before people start crying "here come the whiners" perhaps they should consider that if Facebook had it right the first time and can't get it right after 8 attempts to fix what was never broken, there's something seriously wrong. And it's not the users.


While I've never completely liked each profile layout, each redesign has been a big improvement over the previous, in my opinion. With this latest change, I think Facebook have finally got it right, though. I love almost everything about this design and feel they should maintain the same layout, improving on it gradually.

Not bad but what I don't like is that the picture now seems to be cut by the vertical line because the line touch the picture. They should have left a tiny space there.

Also, it's clear advertisers asked for more space and they got it. Running AdBlock+ I only get a wider empty space than before.

Anyway, it's not like I visit facebook every single day so I don't mind.

......'If we get 1,000,000 people to like this page, facebook will have to change it back!'

3......2......1.....HATE!

And I was just thinking how Facebook did well with their layout and style...
I guess soon flash will appear on the site too

Tpiom said,
And I was just thinking how Facebook did well with their layout and style...
I guess soon flash will appear on the site too

I don't think Flash will be used much, because they're already doing a great job using AJAXified UI.

Sean Bradford said,
I personally like the change, it's cleaner and easier to navigate through people's pages.

completely agree

Mohitster said,
I only miss the status display at the top!

Doesn't it still display at the top? I think it still does, just saw a friend's profile with a status at the top.

Mohitster said,
I only miss the status display at the top!

I don't see why some people say this because their most recent status and subsequent posts, if any, are displayed at the top of their stream. Displaying the latest status at the top of a person's profile is redundant.

Haha, I thought it was going to be optional. Fortunately I'm one of those who don't mind it. I actually like the info summary at the top. I could be without some of the new thumbnail graphics (profile info, friend list) though since I think they're cluttering things.

InterceptorX said,
TBH, I think the new profile is a nice change.

+1

You can also customize the Info Page

- Drag and Drop the Top 5 Likes (similar to Starcraft II Achievements display)
- Edit an Activity to add people you're doing that Activity with.