Last month, social media expert Mari Smith found out that Facebook was testing a redesign to a proposed one-column timeline layout. According to sister site Inside Facebook, it appears that another design is being tested, as well — one that places open graph activity on the left and posts on the right.
It’s important to note that this is simply a test and does not mean that this will be implemented anytime soon on a permanent basis.
Open graph activity — such as songs listened to or achievements in games played — is off to the left, and posts made by the user and his or her friends are on the right — a switch from the previous design shown by Smith and ABC News.
Inside Facebook’s Brittany Darwell noted that when a user wants to highlight a post on their page, it gets a blue banner instead of being made bigger and spread across the layout.
This single-column timeline addresses one of the main complaints about the current format, which moves posts around as it loads.
Readers: What do you think about this latest tested design?