Facebook rolls out massive redesign with a major focus on groups

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With this, Facebook aims to improve monetisation at Instagram that now counts over a billion users.

Facebook also announced it is expanding its dating feature to 14 more countries including the Philippines, Singapore, Brazil and Chile.

Over the coming weeks, Instagram will test this feature with a small number of creators, including Chiara Ferragni, Camila Coelho, Katie Sturino, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner and Kris Jenner. Read about them below.

Specifically, the groups tab now shows a personalized feed of activity across all your groups. You'd have to add up all the likes. Privacy, convenience, and supercharging your love-life are all on the agenda this year, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces the unenviable task of upending years of data scandals and growing mistrust among users. The new UI for all of that can be seen below.

There will also be a new desktop app, for those who would rather use that than a browser.

FB5, the update's official name, will have a major focus on groups. We reached out to Facebook Australia for comment, but have not received a response.

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Other features include the option to be matched with users who are going to the same event or belong to the same Facebook group. Keep reading for a full breakdown on how to use Secret Crush. People have told us that they believe there is an opportunity to explore potential romantic relationships within their own extended circle of friends.

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Got a crush on another Facebook user? If your crush has one, they will be notified that someone has a crush on them but they won't know until they add you into their Secret Crush list. The new features will make Messenger a more robust social platform but one that promotes more intimate connections than those found on Facebook or Instagram.

The giant social network unveiled its new look on Tuesday as part of what it claims is a grand shift away from functioning like a "town square" to something more like a "living room", focusing on "privacy first". For sellers this means reaching more buyers and getting paid securely, and for buyers this means shopping more items - near or far.

If you're keen on giving it a whirl, I'd wager Australia will get the feature not long after the United States does, but we'll just have to wait and see. The desktop app will be able to do everything you can do in the mobile app and it will be available later this year.

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