+$Facebook's F8 conference was in full swing last night, and the big news is that the platform has had a major redesign. After what one might call a turbulent 2018 for the social media platform, it's clear the company is on a mission to turn things around. Or, in this case, turn things white.
+$Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to reveal, among other things, that Facebook will be losing its iconic blue bar in favour of a sleek new white face (see above). Perhaps taking its cues from Twitter, users will also be able to take advantage of a new Dark Mode for web.
+$Here's a closer look at FB5, including Dark Mode for web, coming soon. pic.twitter.com/Z55iUOdekr+$April 30, 2019
+$Alongside the simpler new look, Facebook is shifting focus content-wise. Groups, private messaging, and Stories now take centre stage, with Facebook trying to move more away from its somewhat problematic News Feed echo chamber.
+$Other notable additions include a new tab with location-specific information for events, businesses, and other recommendations. The new-look Facebook has launched already and is set to be rolled out across the world over the next few weeks.
+$It's no surprise, as the rest of the world wakes up to the news, there's already a lot of talk. Many agree a redesign is well overdue, and the addition of Dark Mode has gone down particularly well. However, similarities with Twitter have not gone unnoticed.
+$lots of white pic.twitter.com/SNxV5In4HG+$30 April 2019
+$I personally really like the redesign they previewed at #FacebookF8. I think they are almost completely right about the way social is going to go, I just don't think we can trust Facebook to take us there. pic.twitter.com/XS180flDOd+$1 May 2019
+$You can find more out about the changes coming your way via the+$Facebook Blog+$. And it's not the only big news of the night –+$Instagram is also rolling out some interesting updates。