The popular social networking website, Facebook, is on a spree to add on innovative approaches to keep the users glued to their profiles.
Its latest venture is to restyle the news feed section on the app.
Facebook has revealed a part of its ongoing testing on refurbishing the section to bring more news to the feed. The first few pictures of it were released on Twitter, which immediately went viral.
According to Mashable, Facebook has officially confirmed that it is working on a new layout for the app, highlighting important news sections to make it more user-friendly.
The new reader-style approach will be similar to the current news feed but with additional tabs. One of the screenshot on Twitter showed the tabs to be like Sports, Food, World & U.S. News, etc.
These tabs will appear at the bottom of the screen that can be easily accessed by swiping left or right. There will also be an edit option, using which the users can select the topics on which they want the news to flow to their respective feeds.
If you are a sportsperson, you can select Sports, or if you don’t like sports, you can very well choose other options such as Music, Movies, Politics, etc. This feature just face-lifts your profile to be more personal. One can just shut off topics that aren’t interesting and move on with the things they like to see. However, by default, one can see all news topics.
If this revamped news feed becomes official, it may just turn your profile into a second home. Home is a place where you find yourselves to be comfortable with like –minded people. With just browsing through articles that intrigues you, Facebook may just lighten your mood.
“People have told us they would like options to see more stories on Facebook around specific topics they are interested in. So we have been testing a few feeds for people to view more and different stories from people and Pages based on topic areas,” a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying.
According to Tom Critchlow, who has posted about the Facebook’s revamp testing on Twitter, the new feed may also enable users to add on people who are not their Facebook friends. The network service is trying to do all this to bring in more news from its own source than from other sites such as Twitter and Google.
Though, it all seems to be fun and interesting, we need to see whether this revamped news feed will get an official launch. Till then, enjoy with the classic news feed on your profiles.
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