Facebook launches new design

Face-lift of the social network's pages, which will not be immediately viewable by all users, includes an expanded Wall section that includes content from a user's Mini-Feed.

Social-networking site Facebook has unveiled its redesign.

The face-lift, which has been in the works for a while and was released Sunday, will include an expanded Wall section that includes updates from a user's Mini-Feed.

Not everyone will be able to view the new design immediately, Facebook said. Instead, it will gradually become available to all Facebook users over the next days at www.new.facebook.com. Previews have been popping up over the last week or so.

One of the ideas behind the redesign is to make the site more compatible with micro-blogging--adding snippets of text, images, or video clips. The redesign also includes new tabs designed to make navigation easier.

Facebook is hosting a platform event for developers later this week in San Francisco.

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