On slow connections, users are seeing a blank feed screen while it's loading and given little indication of what content they expect to see.
Showing the underlying UI as a skeleton screen soon as the Explore feed launches allows users to better anticipate what is occurring and provides a greater sense of speed and progress.
Notes on design:
- Skeleton cards only for content that users have customized to appear on their feed.
- Cards should animate in per T137514
- Updated design should also work across all display modes (light, dark, black).
Open to see example animated gif:
Else see prototype here: