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Facebook To Wave Goodbye To ‘Classic’ UI In September 2020

The Facebook ‘classic’ UI and its iconic blue navigation bar at the top, is disappearing from the social media site in September 2020. The social media giant has updated its support page saying everyone will soon have the new design, according to Engadget.


The page says that although users can switch back to the old Facebook interface on the site, “the classic Facebook will no longer be available starting in September.”


Facebook announced the new design at its developer conference in 2019. The design also initially launched on its iOS and Android apps.


Facebook Classic UI
The new Facebook UI in dark mode.
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The design launched on desktop as an opt-in feature in March 2020. This meant people could continue using the old design if they prefer to.


The new interface is a big switch from what was obtainable on Facebook since the beginning of its existence. The new UI also includes a dark mode for users who prefer it. The dark mode is very popular with younger people and is also visually appealing.


The new UI also places more focus on other Facebook features and offerings, evidently displaying links to the company’s Watch, Marketplace, and Gaming sections in its top navigation bar.


Just so you know, the Facebook interface was blue-themed because its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colour blind, and blue is the colour he can see the best.


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