Someone in France stumbled across an apparent new version of Facebook with a simplified interface. It looks like the social network is still fixing the information overload introduced by its disastrous redesign.

The spring makeover, an awkward attempt to ape Twitter, overwhelmed Facebook users with excess information. Over the summer, Facebook tested a stripped-down "LIte" interface that pulled back much of the clutter. Now, there's a new design previewed in that, as noted by Business Insider's Alaska Miller, consolidates the chat-and-notification-toolbar at the bottom of the current Facebook homepage with the search bar and account links at the top. In other words, continues the quest for the sort of simplicity Facebook used to have.


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(Top pic: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, by Mathieu Thouvenin)