Facebook will showcase the newsfeed makeover at a media event on March 7 at its Menlo Park, California headquarters, the company said in an emailed invitation to reporters at Reuters on Friday.
The new layout sports a single-column for all the posts and updates on your Timeline, according to a screenshot obtained by The Next Web. This feature is being tested by some "like" pages in New Zealand, the often go-to place for Facebook’s testing for new or experimental updates.
For New Zealand users, a status update from BuzzFeed links to an article online, but there’s also a new ‘Like Page’ button underneath where users can choose to be taken to the publication’s official Facebook page.
With your status updates and other posts on the right, an "About" section appears on the left with bits and pieces from your profile. The years appear all the way on a right sidebar, where you can jump to a particular year just as you're able to now.
Timeline activity still takes up roughly two-thirds of the page’s column width, giving greater prominence to uploaded content, shared links and messages left by other people.
Shares of Facebook, the world's No.1 social network, were up nearly 2 percent, or 52 cents, at $27.77 in midday trading on Friday.