Fb is rolling out a redesigned bookmarks part in its app that can make it simpler to navigate and entry numerous Fb settings – together with Account Settings, Privateness Shortcuts, Information Feed Preferences, Exercise Log, Funds Settings, entry to Assist & Assist, and extra. Not one of the choices within the up to date menu are new to Fb. As an alternative, the adjustments are targeted on centralizing quite a lot of controls that had been beforehand situated in different places, the place they could have been unknown to some customers.
The up to date menu, at first look, gave the impression to be a continuation of the redesign to Fb’s Settings, introduced final month.
On the time, the corporate promised a revamped settings menu on cell that strikes settings from throughout 20 totally different screens to a single place. It additionally launched the menu merchandise “Privateness Shortcuts,” the place you’ll be able to lock down who can view your profile or contact you in addition to find out about the way to shield your privateness on its social community.
Nonetheless, Fb tells us this redesign was not associated to the sooner announcement, however has been within the works for some time.
Now all the Bookmarks menu is getting a makeover, the place controls aren’t simply centralized, however some have moved to the forefront as a substitute of being buried behind an additional click on.
The Bookmarks menu has additionally been given a brand new look and up to date icons. Whereas a lot of the listing stays colourful, all of the Settings Bookmarks seem in shades of grey to distinguish them.
Fb confirmed the change to the Bookmarks part has begun to roll out to new customers worldwide as a part of a staged rollout.
“We’ve been trying into the way to make Bookmarks simpler to navigate and extra related for individuals for a while,” a Fb spokesperson informed TechCrunch. “We hope this replace, much like those we’ve been making not too long ago, will assist individuals navigate Fb extra simply to allow them to proceed to attach with the individuals, Pages and Teams they go browsing to see.”
The redesign comes at a time when Fb is being closely scrutinized over its knowledge privateness protections for customers, which has led to adjustments in different areas of its enterprise as nicely – together with its API (app) platform, apps’ entry to consumer knowledge, knowledge portability and extra. It had already acknowledged that a few of its controls had been too arduous to search out previously, and it wanted to appropriate that.
The brand new search for Bookmarks will likely be scaled to all customers globally throughout all platforms over the subsequent two weeks, Fb informed us.