Facebook will bring customized News Feed soon, as recent reports have shown a pilot project is already rolling out. Select Facebook users are already enjoying the new face of News Feed.
Although the style of that clutter is not altered, for these select Facebook users there’s one interesting option. Filtering News Feed based on a few categories such as Headlines, Style or Travel bring a little order in the chaotic chain of events popping out at any given moment on Facebook.
Thus, if you’re no longer in the mood to scroll through the kitten and baby photos, it’s good news that Facebook will bring customized News Feed soon. It’s still unclear how soon is soon, but the feature is already rolling out with a few select Facebook users in the U.S.. Topic-based News Feed isn’t a bad idea at all. Selecting Headlines for instance will reshuffle feeds to bring the most relevant topics of the day on your screen. The topic-based News Feed will surface posts from both friends and pages you follow.
Facebook News Feed was in dire need of some curated feeds appearing on the interface. A similar approach was tried when categories were introduced for Facebook friends. However, the new topic-based News Feed is far more comprehensive and overarching. The new feature will become available for Facebook mobile app. In addition, it’s worth mentioning it’s a continuation of the project already started by Facebook in October.
Also, once it becomes widely integrated, you might notice it takes on the Facebook paper app, basically introducing secondary feeds categories.
Another swift change introduced by Facebook is easier access to the shopping feature or Facebook Marketplace. While it has occupied more of a secondary, backstage position until now, the test version also spotted recently sees the app visibly surfacing between Notifications and Requests on the Facebook main screen. Within the Facebook mobile app, it will replace Messenger.
Paired with local events search option, as well as a specifically local businesses designated feature, the topic-based News Feed and the re-invented Shopping feature are bound to make us Facebook users just one bit more dependent.
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