- Facebook is getting a major redesign.
- The social network has ditched its iconic blue bar and now looks more similar to Messenger and Instagram.
- Stories are now front and center on the platform, and groups are being emphasized as well.
- The social network is trying to move past its two years of relentless scandals.
Facebook is getting one of the biggest face-lifts in its 15-year history.
On Tuesday, the California-based tech giant announced a sweeping redesign of the social network — ditching its iconic blue menu bar and replacing it with a cleaner white design, and placing greater-than-ever emphasis on groups.
The changes come as Facebook tries to move past two years of constant scandals, from the social network’s role in spreading hate speech that fueled genocide in Myanmar to Cambridge Analytica’s misappropriation of tens of millions of users’ data.