The Facebook website has been updated and is being launched with a new Dark Mode. It has now been redesigned.
As CNET has reported, “broadly in the spring,” the new design, announced originally in April, will be available and a few select users can right now test the function:
Facebook is starting to give some users access to its redesigned desktop experience, which was first revealed in April. Sometime before the spring, the company said that it plans to offer the new look more generally.
In the meantime, when the “small percentage” of people who can access this new feature sign in to Facebook for the first time, they’ll see a pop-up inviting them to help test what the company calls “The New Facebook.” If they agree, Facebook will let them either set the website to use white backgrounds and bright colors, or a dark-mode background similar to the popular features offered on computers, iPhones and devices powered by Google’s Android software
According to Facebook, the emphasis of the new design is on communities, back in April it said:
We just announced a fresh, new design for Facebook that makes communities as central as friends. FB5 is simpler, faster, more immersive and makes it easier to find what you’re looking for and get to your most-used features.
Since the announcement, many of these updates have been updated on Facebook’s mobile apps, and as CNET notes go to Facebook’s desktop version “far in spring,” everyone who accepts to use the redesigned website can go back to the old standard look, according to the report. You can also provide Facebook feedback on particular features or your overview feelings.