Facebook Tests Pinterest-Like Design for App Activity

Emily Price
Facebook Tests Pinterest-Like Design for App Activity
Pinterest-like apps in news feed blur

Facebook is testing a new layout for app stories that look reminiscent of one of the most popular apps out there: Pinterest.

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The new design gives app stories a little more face-time on your News Feed, and gives you the ability to do things like comment or like a particular element of a story.

For instance, one example we found of the new design showed a number of items a friend had recently liked on Etsy. Photos of each are displayed in a Pinterest-like grid on the screen, and buttons below each allow you to comment of or like each individual photo.

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App-specific actions can also be incorporated into the process. Inside Facebook noticed the feature on a Foodspotting post and found that you could also "want a dish" directly from your News Feed.

Currently the feature appears to only be for applications that are heavily photo based, and only appears to be available for some users.


We’ve reached out to Facebook to find out more about the design update.

Do any of you see the new Pinterest-esque designed pages in your News Feed? What do you think about the design? Should it stay or should it go? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

This story originally published on Mashable .