Facebook is rolling out a redesigned bookmarks part in its app that may make it simpler to navigate and entry numerous Fb settings – together with Account Settings, Privateness Shortcuts, Information Feed Preferences, Exercise Log, Funds Settings, entry to Assist & Help, and extra. Not one of the choices within the up to date menu are new to Fb. As a substitute, the adjustments are centered on centralizing quite a lot of controls that have been beforehand positioned in different places, the place they could have been unknown to some customers.
On the time, the corporate promised a revamped settings menu on cellular that strikes settings from throughout 20 completely different screens to a single place. It additionally launched the menu merchandise “Privateness Shortcuts,” the place you’ll be able to lock down who can view your profile or contact you in addition to study how one can shield your privateness on its social community.
Nonetheless, Fb tells us this redesign was not associated to the sooner announcement, however has been within the works for some time.
Now the complete Bookmarks menu is getting a makeover, the place controls aren’t simply centralized, however some have moved to the forefront as an alternative of being buried behind an additional click on.
The Bookmarks menu has additionally been given a brand new look and up to date icons. Whereas a lot of the checklist stays colourful, all of the Settings Bookmarks seem in shades of grey to distinguish them.
Fb confirmed the change to the Bookmarks part has begun to roll out to new customers worldwide as a part of a staged rollout.
“We’ve been trying into how one can make Bookmarks simpler to navigate and extra related for folks for a while,” a Fb spokesperson advised TechCrunch. “We hope this replace, much like those we’ve been making lately, will assist folks navigate Fb extra simply to allow them to proceed to attach with the folks, Pages and Teams they go surfing to see.”
The redesign comes at a time when Fb is being closely scrutinized over its knowledge privateness protections for customers, which has led to adjustments in different areas of its enterprise as effectively – together with its API (app) platform, apps’ access to user data, knowledge portability and extra. It had already acknowledged that a few of its controls have been too exhausting to search out previously, and it wanted to right that.
The brand new search for Bookmarks might be scaled to all customers globally throughout all platforms over the subsequent two weeks, Fb advised us.