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Facebook celebrates 6 years with new look and features

MUMBAI: Facebook, one of the biggest social networking sites, has turned six. And the creative brains behind making it the preferred choice among the users, are celebrating the anniversary by giving the site a new feel and design.


The new design is to help users find what they are looking for more easily.
 
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in his blog, "We‘re celebrating our sixth birthday, and this week there will be 400 million people on Facebook. Just one year ago we served less than half as many people, and thanks to you we‘ve made great progress over the last year towards making the world more open and connected."


Incidentally, Facebook was launched six years ago as a product that Zuckerberg and his roommates built to help people around them connect easily, share information and understand one another better.


The company has been testing some new designs over the past few months to improve navigation.  
 
Facebook engineer Jing Chen said, "Today, we started rolling out the most recent navigation updates to help you find what you are looking for on Facebook."


"We hope the simplified design of the home page will make it easy for you to stay connected with the people, applications and activities that matter the most to you," he added.


In the new design, notifications, requests and messages have been added to the top menu while the left-hand menu has been re-organised to communicate with ease and discover content from friends.

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