Starting this week, users have the option to preview our new user homepage. The new user homepage prominently displays the activity stream and makes sharing and discovering new content easier than ever.
As users log-in to MySpace, there is a prompt to opt-in for an early look at the new homepage. The homepage will be rolled out and formally launched to all users next week. New features include:
- A wider activity stream: The stream now spans the first two columns, featuring shared content and status updates from friends across your network. With this new design, we're placing more of an emphasis on all of our great content by really making it pop from the moment you sign-in.
- My Stuff and Recommendations: The new "My Stuff" module gives you quick access to games, photos, videos and music right from the homepage. Similarly, all recommendations (Games You Should Play, Featured Games, People You May Know, and Recommended Events) have been combined into one simplified "Recommendations" module. The new "My Stuff" module will replace the "My Apps" module that was on the old homepage. We hope with more navigation to games in a clear format with the new user homepage, it will make it easier for users to find the games they love.
- New alerts system and address book importer: The new alerts system collects similar alerts and repositions them in a more visible and persistent location, enabling users to browse and interact with their alerts without ever leaving the UHP. All app requests and notifications will be presented in this module. A new version of the address book importer will help users find and connect with friends more easily.
Check out the new user homepage:
This is the first of a series of changes to the UHP that you'll see in the coming months. We look forward to rolling out products that will further improve the ability to quickly and easily surface content that matches your interests.
To learn more, check out our page with details on how to upgrade and let us know what you think.