Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will reportedly unveil or show a sneak peek of an update for user profile pages in an interview later today for the American version of 60 Minutes.
US social media and technology blog Mashable first spotted the change in a preview video released earlier today for the Zuckerberg’s interview on the show, in which Zuckerberg appears to promise something new.
“You’re showing us something that no one else has seen yet,” the interview asks Zuckerberg.
“Soon,” Zuckerberg replies, before CBS cuts to a close-up of a tweaked user profile page, suggesting the company will be either showing a sneak peek of the re-design or will be announcing a full release of the updated design.
Major changes appear to include a new “You and ..” widget on the right hand sidebar, which shows activity between your profile and the current users you are on, the movement of the “Poke”, an updated tab bar below the user’s profile picture and a new “Message” button to the top right-hand side of the page and a larger photo widget on the left-hand sidebar.
Mashable has also uncovered screenshots for updated “Pages”, which now appear to include support for Facebook Checkins alongside a new tabbed section below the page’s user image, similar to that of the new user profile one.
Facebook has not yet responded to any requests for comment, but with 60 Minutes not far away from airing in the US we won’t have to wait long to find out what’s going to be revealed. Also remember the outrage that almost certainly comes with updates to the user interface – get ready for the barrage of “I hate this” updates and messages.