Facebook just changed its logo; spot the difference
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has rolled out an updated "identity system" for the social media giant, which includes a subtly redesigned logo. While at first glance the changes might appear minimal, a closer look reveals a darker shade of blue and a few modifications to the lowercase "f".
In a Wednesday blog post, Meta elaborated on the rationale behind these tweaks, stating, "Our intention was to create a refreshed design of the Facebook logo that was bolder, electric and everlasting. Each of the distinctive, new refinements drive greater harmony across the entire design as a key element of the app's identity." One of the standout descriptions from the post is the mention of "a more confident expression of Facebook's core blue colour."
This new shade of blue is not merely for aesthetic appeal. Meta emphasises its aim to enhance visual accessibility within the app, allowing for a stronger contrast that sets the 'f' distinctly apart.
While some may find amusement in the elaborate description for a simple shift in colour shade, it's worth noting the strategic consideration behind such a move. Given that Facebook boasts a staggering 2 billion daily active users, even minor alterations to its logo can have significant visibility. It's understandable, therefore, why Meta would choose to make incremental adjustments to one of the tech world's most iconic symbols, rather than a complete overhaul.
The updates are not limited to the logo alone. The Facebook wordmark has undergone a revamp. Utilising their custom typeface, 'Facebook Sans', Meta has reimagined the wordmark and logo to foster consistency and enhance legibility across the platform. As the company notes, "Similar to the changes to the logo symbol, these refinements allowed us to build upon the heritage of our identity, while creating a stronger relationship between how the wordmark pairs with the rest of the typeface."