facebook evolution

The social networking site Facebook has been evolved a lot in recent years. From a simple idea, now it has become a great place for everyone who uses the internet. You can’t hate it how hard you may try. Because all of your friends are connected with it.

Here is a sample of how Facebook has evolved in this days.

Though this only shows the outlook and the actual changes are the inner core of its social sharing matrix.

Facebook Profile in 2004

Facebook Profile in 2005

Updated version

Facebook Profile in 2006

Facebook Profile in 2007

Facebook Profile in 2008

Facebook Profile in 2009

Facebook Profile in 2010

Facebook Profile in 2011

Facebook Profile in 2012

Facebook Profile in 2013

Facebook Profile in 2014-2015

2017 Update

Facebook has gone long way since it’s beginning. It has now a complex matrix to determine how people react more with it’s front and back end. So, they are adjusting continuously.

We assume that in near future each people’s feed will look different depending on how a person looks on the screen, what color he/she likes and where they live etc.

Facebook is collecting huge data and some of them are not legal. A breach might be on the way.

Facebook Home Feed in 2017
Facebook Profile in 2017
Facebook Profile in 2017

2018 Update

It’s almost the end of 2018 and the evolution of Facebook still continues. It’s still the number one social media on the internet. We assume it will continue thriving in the next year and so.

Although this year doesn’t go well for the Facebook team and Mark Zuckerberg in terms of security and reputation. On two different occasions, user data were breached in 2018. One of them was pretty serious and almost made 400,000 people vulnerable to the attack.

Facebook has immediately taken steps for that. Who knows what is coming in the future days.

In terms of Design and Functionality, there weren’t much change on the appearance of the website. Very small tweaks like the square of the profile picture became round and the feed text boxes shadow and cornering etc.

facebook feed-2018
Facebook feed 2018
facebook profile 2018
Facebook profile 2018

Facebook ads revenue increases and cost for advertising also increased both for CPC and CPM.

Facebook is giving the group owners much more flexibility and ways to earn from the community by paid subscription.

Pages are getting more business oriented as more and more businesses are joining on Facebook for brand exposure.

This year we have seen more videos are showing on the mobile feed. There is also a dedicated video icon on the Facebook’s mobile app.

Evolution of Facebook in 2019

Facebook is trying a new design for it’s PC users in mid 2019. Mobile users are already enjoying this light design on the app.

This is how the personal profile looks in 2019.

There is not much change from the last year. At least not anything big to notice. Facebook is focusing more on the mobile app.

Facebook in 2020

2020 is a year to remember. We have pandemic (Covid-19), the Death of several well-known faces, and worldwide business unrest due to the pandemic. It’s a miracle we still made this far the year 2020.

During the first half of the year, there wasn’t’ much change in the Facebook design. The apps keep getting updated as usual. Facebook is giving more importance to the gaming community and focusing on building a video-based profile. You are seeing more and more videos and a clear video/gaming tab on your Facebook mobile app.

Late august 2020, they have given a new look to their Facebook page. Everything is boxed and wide fluid width now. It mimics what you see on mobile. Is this the future of Facebook home?

Facebook Group 2020
Facebook Page 2020
Facebook Profile 2020
Facebook Home 2020

The top bar still present, but more organized. Everything like the profile button, settings are now on the far right of the bar. Pages, Home, groups, videos, gaming all are in the middle. Maybe this is where they are focusing most. On the top left there goes the search button, all alone without much focus.

So, what are they up to? Are they trying to customize the page and profiles with AI? Where everyone will see a different option set depending on their usage? Man, this is going to be very confusing.

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