Facebook begins offering access to its redesigned look for desktops

Facebook’s new look comes at a time when the social networking giant, which counts about 2.5 billion people using its service each month, is trying to move past the many privacy and corporate malfeasance controversies it’s faced. But with the 2020 US election heating up, there are concerns the company may not be appropriately ready for additional election meddling, disinformation and propaganda that might spread on its service.

Facebook’s also increasingly been targeted by government regulators and lawmakers, who have raised the possibility of fines for Facebook executives’ poor behavior — and even breaking up the company.

Facebook’s responded with an ad campaign acknowledging its mistakes, and promising to do better. It’s also redesigned its logo, which it’s made more prominent on its other popular apps: the text message replacement service WhatsApp and the photo sharing social network Instagram.

Facebook currently is people who agree to use its redesigned website the option to switch back to the older, standard look they’re used to. People can also give the company feedback, telling it if some feature is broken or giving their general thoughts.

Facebook initially said it would begin offering the new design last year, but still hasn’t broadly made it available. The company did, however, redesign its mobile app with a similar look.

Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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