Facebook is working to bring an end to the two-column layout used in Facebook Timeline. Reportedly, sources close to Facebook have stated that the company is working on a new single-column design and has already started testing it with a small percentage of users.
If these rumors are anything to go by, Facebook users who found the two-column layout of Facebook Timeline confusing and uncomfortable will have a genuine reason to feel relieved. The report was first published by ‘Inside Facebook’.
Reports claim the new design will bring in a right column capable of displaying activity modules. One of the most popular features such as the Timeline of dates which is commonly used for navigating towards any particular month or year has been now placed towards the right most column based narrow strip. The Facebook Publishing widget along with the posts also appears to be much bigger and wider with the new Timeline design. Facebook seems to be taking efforts to make the Timeline layout slimmer and trimmer for attracting more users towards its service.
The shifting of the boxes that is used for highlighting friends and activities towards the right will go well with the Facebook users. The report also confirmed that the new design is in the testing phase. The boxes in the new design are designed to be much smaller than the posts.
The boxes which will be shifted towards the right hand column include:
- Recent Activity
The new layout is expected to make users happy as it eliminates the need for navigating back and forth among the columns while looking at the posts. This will bring an end to the existing Timeline format by removing the lines separating the column.