Facebook has announced an upcoming update to the way photos are presented in user News Feeds. More space will be devoted to images, displaying them more prominently on the page. This is the second redesign that focuses on bigger pictures since July last year. The result of the redesign is not too dissimilar to Google+. In addition, the News Feed can be filtered to view only photo-based updates.

The company says it is rolling the changes out in the coming weeks to both desktop and mobile version. Users who would like an early access can join the the waiting list by signing up here.

Press Release:

A New Look for News Feed

Before and after images of the photo display in a users News Feed

March 07, 2013: Today we're announcing a new version of Facebook designed to reduce clutter and focus more on stories from the people you care about. You see all the stories you saw in your News Feed before, but with a fresh new look. We've completely rebuilt each story to be much more vibrant and colorful and highlight the content that your friends are sharing. Photos, news articles, maps and events all look brighter and more beautiful.

To make sure you're seeing all the stories you want to see, we're introducing several new feeds to explore in addition to the same News Feed you have today:

  • All Friends - a feed that shows you everything your friends are sharing 
  • Photos - a feed with nothing but photos from your friends and the Pages you like 
  • Music - a feed with posts about the music you listen to
  • Following - a feed with the latest news from the Pages you like and the people you follow.

With the new design, now Facebook has the same look and feel on mobile, tablet and web. For example, the left-hand menu is accessible anywhere you go on Facebook. You also have a way to jump right to the top of News Feed whenever new stories come in.

 Facebook  plan to roll out the redesigned feed in the coming weeks.

We'll be rolling out the new design slowly over the coming weeks on web and mobile. If you'd like to get it early, visit www.facebook.com/newsfeed and add yourself to the waiting list. These design updates will be available on your iPhone and iPad in the coming weeks and to Android soon after.