Facebook has begun rolling out a restructured left-hand navigation that includes revamped bookmarks and notifications for Pages, Groups and Apps.
The changes, originally announced last week, are part of the company’s efforts to make Facebook Apps more engaging.
The new version of the navigation is divided into four groups: Favorites, Pages, Groups and Apps. Favorites includes direct links to popular Facebook features such as News Feed or Events. The Pages and Groups sections each list the two most popular Pages and Groups you use, along with a notifications number to the right-hand side. Game Requests and App Requests look almost identical to the previous version of the navigation menu.
The “More” menu item has also moved. Originally you could see a full list of your Groups by clicking the “More” button at the bottom of each menu set. The new version hides the “More” button until you hover over the left-hand navigation. Clicking it takes you to a new page where you can add different Pages and Groups to your “Favorites” section for quick and easy access.
The previous navigation design was implemented during a major Facebook redesign in February 2010. Game and App requests got an additional overhaul a few months later.