Image via WikipediaFacebook have responded to feedback received over the recent changes to the homepage. The new look site puts more focus on status updates and has been likened to one of its rivals Twitter. They have taken their time to respond with some questioning whether they would when it was reported that CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees that “the most disruptive companies don’t listen to their customers.”
Facebook's Director of Product Chris Cox however has acknowledged the feedback received and below I have highlight briefly what they are going to address from the Facebook blog:
- Live updating: One of the most common requests is the ability to see your stream update automatically. We will be adding the ability to turn on auto updating in the near future so you no longer need to refresh the page.
- Photo tags: In order to surface more photos you might like to see, we'll be adding photos tagged of your friends to the stream. This will happen in the coming weeks.
- More choices for applications: We've heard feedback that there is a lot of application content appearing in the stream. We will be giving you tools to control and reduce application content that your friends share into your stream.
- See more Highlights
Right now, we're making improvements to the Highlights section on the right-hand side of your home page. Highlights will update more frequently and will show you more content throughout the day to mirror more closely the content that the earlier News Feed provided.
- Easier way to create a Friends List filter: From the filters on the left, you will be able to create a new list of friends with which to filter the stream.