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Facebook trials new Timeline design
Facebook has headed once more to the New Zealand market for its latest Timeline trial, thenextweb.com reports.
The social media behemoth, which is based in California, has turned to its New Zealand users many times in the past to trial new features which have gone on to be rolled out across the globe. Now, it appears to have done so once again, with a new feature that sees the Timeline design changed into a new single-column design.
The move is hoped to better organise the personal pages for Facebook’s users but also place greater emphasis on communication between friends. The result means a more segmented Timeline, with social media content gathered together in one place, whilst ‘friends’ and ‘likes’ appear separately.
Screenshots show the interactions taking place in one single column along the left hand side of a Timeline, whilst recent activity such as likes and photograph uploads appear on the right hand side. This left-hand column has also been made larger in order to accommodate greater volumes of content.
In addition, gmanetwork.com has claimed that the Timeline headers for ‘friends’, ‘photos’, ‘maps’ and ‘likes’ have been removed, with links now installed on the right-hand column.
Facebook has not officially stated whether the trial has been successful, instead simply explaining it has “no other details to share right now” – which has led many to speculate that the trial will not be extending further than New Zealand for the time being.