Zuckerberg Acknowledges Backlash, Comments on New Design

This afternoon Mark Zuckerberg published a post regarding the new design. The post is reminiscent of what he published when the news feed was first rolled out an massive backlash ensued. As the protest against the new design has reached millions of users Zuckerberg felt compelled to comment:

It’s tempting to say that we should just support both designs, but this isn’t as simple as it sounds. Supporting two versions is a huge amount of work for our small team, and it would mean that going forward we would have to build everything twice. If we did that then neither version would get our full attention.

As such Facebook is going to move over to the new design but they are willing to incorporate feedback and ultimately nothing is final. While it would be great if the company could reveal a new design and be done with it, unfortunately there are still remaining changes to be made. According to Mark Zuckerberg 25 percent of people did not decide to continue using the new design after trying it out.

That’s a substantial amount. While we aren’t sure when the full design will be completely rolled out but given this new post we have a feeling that it’s close to complete. It will be interesting to see how loud the backlash against the new design gets before all is said and done.