Facebook seems to be the undisputed master of enigmatic invitations designed to stir up a media frenzy. The prelude to the new News Feed look is no exception as Facebook has just released the poster below to invite the media to witness the unveiling of Timeline’s latest iteration on March 7.
What’s interesting is that a new look for Timeline was spotted in New Zealand, a place where new Facebook features are usually tested. The Next Web reports the new look that this Timeline sports. The Timeline header stays but the boxes for ‘Friends’, ‘Photos’, ‘Maps’, and ‘Likes” are will now be hidden under a sub-menu.
While some rumors and reported designs say that the new look will sport a single column for everything, the screenshots posted show otherwise. The Timeline retains the two column look but the content are slightly different. A greater prominence has been given to uploaded content, shared links and wall posts.
In addition to that, another new feature has been spotted. This time, a Like Page button now appears conveniently on the bottom of posted links and Facebook Pages. This way, it gets easier to like new content. This will give online marketers and advertisers more incentive in focusing their efforts on Facebook.
At any rate, whether or not you’re actually interested or plain indifferent to Facebook’s new unveiling, its high profile shenanigans give much hype to this new launch. This will be Facebook’s second bombshell this year following in the footsteps of Graph Search’s launch earlier this January. While a design overhaul is sure to not cause as much of a ruckus as a touted privacy invasive feature such as Graph Search, anything that Facebook comes up with is sure to make waves nonetheless. That’s just what happens when you’re in the stratosphere of the social networking world.