Now, it will be easier to tell your story and know about your friends on Facebook as the social networking site has introduced a new profile page that enables users to feature specific friends' lists on their Facebook profile.
The new feature allows users to create more categories like family and also add more names to existing lists that they can share on their facebook profiles. So far as the privacy setting is concerned, users can set who can see those lists (like Everyone, Friends, Friends of Friends, or even Custom Lists).
“The profile begins with a quick overview of basic information such as where you're from, where you went to school, and where you work, the kinds of conversation starters you share with people you've just met or exchange with old friends as you get reacquainted,” said Facebook in a blog post.
Users can now highlight the friends who are important to them, such as their family, best friends or teammates. They can create new groups of friends, or feature existing friends lists.
“The profile also gives you new ways to share your interests and activities. You can list the projects you worked on at your job, classes you took in school, your favorite musicians and sports teams, and more. You can also share your life philosophy by connecting to the religions, political affiliations, and people you follow and admire. All your interests and experiences are now represented with images, making your entire profile a more compelling visual experience,” said the blog post.
Even with the new “infinite scroll” feature, it’s now much faster to browse all photos. Just searching by name, hometown, school or a number of other dimensions, the friends’ page now will allow users to quickly find people they are looking for.
Facebook will gradually roll out the redesign over the next year, giving users the option to switch to it.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke of the new feature on CBS's 60 Minutes program on Sunday night.