Facebook has finally redesigned Notes. The future will not allow users format texts, put captions and even add cover photos. It will pretty much look like a stripped down blog edit table.
Rumors say that Facebook is trying not to lose any of their users to a trending blogging platform called Medium, which was founded by Ev Williams of Twitter.
Facebook announced the new changes on a blog post on September 25. Isaa Salier-Hellendag, engineer at Facebook, writes “We’re rolling out an update to make notes on Facebook more beautiful and customizable.” He added that the Notes feature is now the best way to write longer Facebook posts, and sharing them with your friends.
Facebook thought that an updated version of Notes with brand new publishing functions would encourage its 1.5 billion monthly active users to use the social network also as a place to share their thoughts under the form of blogposts.
The revamped Notes features include basic formatting tool such as more font options, headers, the ability to introduce block quotes, and numbered lists. In addition, Notes now allows its users to upload a cover photo that will represent what the post is all about. If we take into account that before the update you could only add photos in your post, the upgrade is particularly more than welcome. Users will also have the ability to resize photos from now on.
Facebook has not updated the Note features at all in the last 5 years. What a nice move it is though. The feature finally looks more like a blog tool than just a beefed up user status post. Its layouts are visually more appealing as well, also, the new fonts are more than just a nice addition.
Earlier this year, in August, Facebook tried to apply a new makeup to the Notes feature. The company’s aim was to attract more users to use the function, to the point the feature is recognized as an essential part of the social media site. The experiment was a success. The beta was embraced by everyone and Facebook made it official.
To access the function on your mobile device, you can just write “Notes” in your search bar and the option will pop up on the top of the list. By now, all Facebook users should be able to see the changes. One thing we have to mention is that the mobile version is currently unusable. However, the company promised that this will soon change.
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