Your Guide To Facebook’s New Look For Posts

Friday, 11 April 2014

Facebook’s changes to the Newsfeed are continuing to roll out to users. What’s that mean for brands? New specs for posts, yet again. Take a look at this infographic for a guide to image sizes, and check out the examples below for an idea of what each type of post looks like in the Facebook Newsfeed.

Text Only

Standard Facebook font, no real change here.

Link Share

Yuck. For some reason, Facebook changes the font of articles posted as a link share, creating a mix of serif and sans serif fonts in one Newsfeed that is confusing at best, ugly and outdated at worst.

Square Photos

Despite owning Instagram, an app known for square images, Facebook designed the Newsfeed for more panoramic, wide shots. Square and portrait photos leave a lot of extra space.

Full Photos

Big, beautiful images are what Facebook is after for the Newsfeed. They handle resizing, while keeping aspect ratio intact.

Application Actions

Facebook has turned application actions into text-heavy posts, even for visual apps like Pinterest, creating big blocks of unfriendly text in the Newsfeed.

What do you think? So far, I’m not impressed. Let’s hope they are still making tweaks.

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