Facebook to show off 'new look for News Feed' on March 7

4:08 PM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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(NBC) -- Members of the press have been invited to Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. to "come see a new look for News Feed" on March 7. Yes, folks - it sounds like it's time for another redesign.

The March 7 event will kick off at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT and is on the heels of the social network's Graph Search announcement from about a month-and-a-half ago.

Leading up to this invite, there have been plenty of rumors of aFacebook redesign- albeit the focus has been on mobile and ontheTimeline.In early January, TechCrunch's Josh Constine reported that he'd seen an "employee-only iOS app build of an evolved form of Facebook's mobile news feed, which ditches the empty blue and white chrome for full-screen photo tiles and overlaid text."

Constantine described the layout as being so "fresh" that it could "make Facebook's feed exciting again."

More recently, the Next Web's Nick Summers caught sight of a single-column Timeline layout, which Facebook appears to be testing with users in New Zealand. But since Facebook's known for testing changes on a small percentage of its users before rolling them out to everyone, we wouldn't bet on the New Zealand experiment accompanying News Feed changes revealed on March 7.

(NBC News)

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