Facebook’s latest experiment merges the News Feed and the Stories section. This new interface isn’t being publicly tested yet, so don’t get your hopes up.
Apps/Software April 16, 2019
Facebook is giving users more control and context over posts they see across the site. It’s also giving them improved transparency over which advertisers are targeting them and why.
Apps/Software April 1, 2019
Facebook has resumed wider testing for its new upvote and downvote system. Instead of disliking a comment, users will be able to cast votes a la Reddit.
Internet July 28, 2018
Facebook is testing augmented reality advertisements on the News Feed, starting with Michael Kors sunglasses. The ads will allow user to try on the products using the smartphone's camera, similar to how filters work.
Apps/Software July 11, 2018
Facebook has unveiled three new approaches to fighting fake news on the site. These are meant to replace the Trending section on news feeds, which was first introduced in 2014.
Internet June 3, 2018
Facebook might soon add the ability to post voice clips as status updates. A select percentage of users in India is involved with the experiment, and there’s no telling whether Facebook plans to go through with it.
Internet March 4, 2018
Facebook has now ended an experiment where content from brands and publishers were relegated into a separate ‘Explore’ feed. Why did it end? Well, users didn’t like it that much.
Internet March 2, 2018
Facebook is now making it easier for users to share 3D content on the site. With support for the gITF 2.0 3D file format, prepare to see a lot more 3D objects on Facebook moving forward.
Internet February 21, 2018
Facebook is taking on fake news again. It has officially announced an upcoming breaking news section on its Watch tab to feature legitimate news stories.
Internet February 13, 2018
Some users are seeing a new downvote button on Facebook, which apparently should be a nice alternative to the much-requested dislike button. However, Facebook doesn’t want you to think it’s anything close to a dislike button.
Internet February 9, 2018
The Facebook News Feed will start to show more local news stories instead of content by national media outlets. The move, according to the social network's COE Mark Zuckerberg, will look to distance users from politicized and divisive articles.
Internet January 30, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the time users spend on the social network to be more meaningful, so an overhaul is in store. Facebook will show less public content and more posts from friends and family.
Internet January 13, 2018
Facebook has begun testing paywalled options for Instant Articles, offering users the option to subscribe to different news publishers. The feature is only available on Android for now, however.
Internet October 20, 2017
Facebook has rolled out a new Explore Feed section on the desktop site, some sort of alternative news feed with posts you might be interested in. The feed is based on what you liked previously and what’s popular among friends.
Internet October 19, 2017
Facebook has confirmed it’s finally rolling out Related Articles, a feature which displays complementary links that question, dispute, or criticize the legitimacy of a news item. It’s one of the company’s many efforts to fight fake news on the site.
Internet August 4, 2017
Facebook has made changes to its news feed algorithm to improve what users see. Now, users who spam their feeds with more than 50 posts a day will have lesser distribution and reach for the links they share.
Internet July 1, 2017
Facebook announces a new educational tool teaching users how to spot false news and help stop the spread of misinformation. Here are 10 tips from the popular social media platform.
Internet April 7, 2017
If you've been having old photos resurface on Facebook as if they were new, you are not alone. A Facebook glitch brought back ghosts of the past and the company is looking into the matter.
Internet December 10, 2016
Facebook introduced Instant Games that allows users to play games directly from Facebook Messenger and Facebook News Feed. Initially, 17 games are available but more Instant Games are expected to launch in the near term.
Apps/Software November 30, 2016
It has been 10 years since the Facebook News Feed was launched. And although it is a huge part of the Facebook experience today, people hated it when it was first introduced.
Internet September 7, 2016
Facebook announced that its News Feed will go through new tweaks that will affect both publishers and users. The former will be encouraged to stop delivering stories detected as being clickbait, to the enlightenment and satisfaction of the latter.
Apps/Software August 12, 2016
Facebook announced another change to its News Feed as it prevents users from seeing content shared by Pages that include clickbait headlines.
Internet August 4, 2016
Facebook is updating its News Feed algorithm yet again to show posts from family and friends more frequently than those from Pages. The update could mean bad news for publishers.
Internet June 29, 2016
According to Facebook’s Vice President in Europe Nicola Mendelsohn, the social networking site will probably go 'all video' in the next five years. Here’s what this could mean for text posts on News Feeds.
Internet June 16, 2016
Facebook has tweaked its News Feed. This time, it has been set in such a way that users can now spot the links they are likely to engage in and spend time on.
Internet April 22, 2016
Facebook's News Feed section is undergoing a big overhaul. New sections like World News, Sports, and Food have been spotted at the bottom of the screen, giving users the option to categorize their read. Unlike the one for iOS, this feature for Android would definitely be a big change for users.
Apps/Software April 19, 2016