Facebook testing multiple news feeds on mobile

Menlo Park (California, U.S.), Dec.30 (ANI): Online social networking service Facebook is reportedly testing multiple, topic-based feeds on its mobile app in place of one main news feed.

According to a report appearing in The Verge, the new mobile design borrows heavily from the way Facebook’s Paper app works, with the app automatically sorting posts from the people and pages you follow into different sections (and, perhaps, customisable ones) or feeds.

However, the traditional news feed also remains and is supplemented with secondary feeds – like “Style,” “Travel,” and “Headlines” – that are just a swipe away.

The Verge quoted a spokesperson of Facebook, as saying that the general public is keen to have access to new options to see and to have conversations about more stories on Facebook around specific topics they’re interested in.

He said the feeds are being tested, and added that Facebook is also testing a wider rollout of the “Marketplace” feature that it’s been working on for a few months now.

Known simply as “Shopping,” this feature was tested in October, but was buried behind the main section of the app. (ANI)

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