Facebook today unveils its profile redesign, allowing users to change to a new profile design if they wish.
Company boss Mark Zuckerberg announced the redesign on his twitter feed and blog late last night, stating he hoped to make it “even easier for you to tell your story and learn about your friends.”
Instead of going straight to your personal feed and status updates, the new profile opens with a ‘summary’ at the top of your page detailing your occupation, education, age and location.
It also gives a snapshot of your recently-tagged photos, which can be hidden with your privacy settings.
Other new features include the ability to list groups of friends, for example ‘family’ or ‘colleagues’, and add more detail to your education and work profiles, such as projects or societies you were a part of.
No doubt the redesign, which is currently trending on twitter, will cause controversy amongst users. Most changes to the site, in particular the launch of the twitter-style news feed, were met with a barrage of criticism when unveiled. But most of this drifted away as users grew more familiar with the revised format.
The new profile design is not an automatic update, users must change it themselves by visiting facebook.com/about/profile