A Facebook navigation bar redesign is currently in the works and will go live on its mobile apps in the next few weeks…
Social giant Facebook is making an interesting change to its mobile applications. The company is redesigning the navigation bar to prioritize what individuals use most frequently. The navigation bar, which resides along the top of Android and at the bottom of iOS, previously displayed the same five shortcuts. (News Feed, Watch, Marketplace, notifications, and hamburger menu.)
But with the pending update, users will still see the News Feed, notifications, and menu. However, the other two will surface what individual users access most often, according to a report by CNET. So, the remaining buttons might be groups, friend requests, or something else. Additionally, the app will alert users when a new shortcut goes live.
Facebook Navigation Bar Redesign Rolling Out
The new Facebook navigation bar will contain four to six of the most frequently visited services. Even if these don’t appear in place of the others, the replacements will reside in the menu. If a new icon is added, that too, will alert users.
“We want the shortcuts available in the navigation bar to reflect how an individual uses Facebook. To that end, we’re customizing mobile shortcuts so everyone can more easily connect with their most frequently used products,” product manager Alexa Andrzejewski said in a statement to CNET.
The Facebook navigation bar redesign will roll out globally in the coming weeks.