Facebook announced FB5 for the web earlier this year. Billed as “a fresh new design for Facebook that’s simpler, faster, more immersive and puts your communities at the center,” the redesign came first to mobile apps and then later to the Messenger web app. Now, Facebook is testing it out on the mainstream desktop app for users.

It appears to be an invite-only opt-in affair, so you’ll have to hope to be invited by the firm before flipping the switch and gaining access to its new, more modern design.

“This redesign makes it easy for people to go from public spaces to more private ones, like Groups. There are tens of millions of active groups on Facebook. When people find the right one, it often becomes the most meaningful part of how they use Facebook. Today, more than 400 million people on Facebook belong to a group that they find meaningful,” Facebook said.

It’s worth noting the new redesign includes a dark mode, the latest tech fetish for apps which has since been mainstreamed by the recent releases Android 10 and iOS 13.

If you’re lucky enough to get a Facebook Beta notification on the desktop site, then you can access this new experience. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait like the rest of us.

Via: Android Police

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