Facebook Updates: Single Column Timeline Layout, Craigslist Killer and Non-Social Marketplace Ads
New Timeline Layout
After introducing the Timeline change earlier this year, which managed to irk many users and marketers/brands, Facebook has decided to change the Timeline layout again.
As shared by Inside Facebook, instead of seeing your updates side-by-side you will now be able to see them in a single column. The left column will increase in width and will carry your updates while the narrow right column will include your friends list, activity, social graph updates etc.
Like this change? Personally speaking, I would want it as I wont be required to move my sight left-right every time I scroll down the timeline.
Marketplace – The Craigslist Killer
Two sources within Facebook have reported to The Daily that Facebook is working on a classifieds service that has the potential to be a serious threat to Craigslist. Tentatively titled as ‘Marketplace’, you can post any requirement you have and share it with your friends.
While you will need to shell some money (less than $5) if you are selling some thing, updates on topics such as housing and job requirements will be free.
Presently in development stage, it remains to be seen how it will appear in news feeds and how it can be different from Promoted Posts.
Non-Social Marketplace Ads
Facebook is also trying out a different ad format that might appear on your news feed soon. The marketplace (not to be confused with Marketplace mentioned above) ads that you see on your right sidebar will now feature in your news feed as well.
Right now, the only type of Facebook ads that enter your news feed are Sponsored Posts. But there’s a good chance that these marketplace ads will also be there in some time.
How excited are you about all these latest updates from Facebook? I am eagerly looking forward to the single-column Timeline layout while the Classifieds Marketplace has got me intrigued. Can’t say the same about ads entering my news feed though.
What do you think? Share your views in the comments below.
Images: GOIABA (Goiabarea) , Inside Facebook