Do you remember Facebook Notes? While they may have lost their popularity to an extent over recent years, they are still an important element of the site.
Notes allow Facebook users to share their thoughts and opinions, or even take part in user-made Facebook quizzes. Though today, most people prefer to simply write a shorter post and update their status instead.
Perhaps due to their dying popularity, Facebook have now decided to give the Notes feature an overhaul, aiming to create a new design that could perhaps rival online story sharing sites such as Medium.
This new, refreshing look is aiming to make the written posts of users look more like an actual blog, rather than a bulletin style update. This update is currently being tested, so you may or may not have caught a glimpse of it already.
What does the new design look like?
From what we’ve seen so far, Facebook Notes will look sleeker and a lot more professional than a simple note or list. The layout is cleaner with less distraction and may be complemented by a selected header photo.
You’ll also be able to choose a bolder headline that complements the body text appropriately. Unlike previous versions of Facebook Notes, you won’t have to allow for ads, sidebars or suggestions, meaning nothing will detract from what you have to say.
What can the new notes be used for?
The new aesthetic will make the Notes feature clearer and more user-friendly for users who wish to post long-form written pieces on the social network. From a business perspective, this could be used for:
I don’t have this feature yet. When will I get it?
So far, only a small number of Facebook users have gained access to the new Facebook Notes feature. Facebook have not yet announced when it will be rolled out to a wider audience. However, the fact it’s being tested with the public is a sure sign that Facebook are preparing some serious updates in the near future. With the popularity of blogging online, Facebook is unlikely to stay out of the game for long.
Are you excited to try the new Facebook Notes? Have you been lucky enough to test it out yourself? We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!