Facebook revamps the Settings page and streamlines the layout

Facebook settings have received a major overhaul with a more streamlined layout, the tech giant has announced.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the user experience on Facebook, we’ve redesigned the Facebook Settings page to make our tools easier to find. We have streamlined the layout, while retaining all previous settings,” Facebook said in a blog post.

The new design makes the settings much less cluttered. The platform has also reduced the number of categories in the settings while renaming them.

Settings will now be grouped into six broad categories, each containing several related settings: Account, Preferences, Audience & Visibility, Permissions, Your Info, and Community Standards & Legal Policies.

Several standalone parameters have also been moved to be grouped together with related parameters. For example, the News Feed setting, which previously had a smaller category, will now be moved under Preferences where it is grouped with similar settings.

“We’ve also made some improvements to the settings search feature, which makes it easier to find the settings you need if you don’t know the exact name or location of the setting you’re looking for,” Facebook said.

It also unbundled the Privacy Settings category and moved the settings previously contained therein to other categories.

In an effort to help people navigate important privacy and security settings on Facebook, it added another shortcut to Privacy Check at the top of the settings homepage.

The Facebook Settings revamp has rolled out to Android, iOS, Mobile Web, and FB Lite.