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Your Facebook News Feed could soon get a new look, one where actual news gets its own special hub with little sections. The social media giant has confirmed that it is testing a revamped version of its News Feed where news based on topics like Sports, US and World, etc. gets reflected.
“People have told us they’d like options to see more stories on Facebook around specific topics they’re interested in,” said a Facebook spokesperson in an email to Mashable. “So we have been testing a few feeds for people to view more and different stories from people and Pages based on topic areas.”
Facebook users are delighted and aghast, unapologetically at the same time. While the new design does provide users with a wide range of content, it is, most noticeably, not attached to any of their friends. News sources, tabloids and other content producers will have their own section in your news feed. And that’s pretty far off the mark for Facebook.
“There’s a lot more content now with multiple feeds, instead of one,” said Tom Critchlow, a marketing consultant who posted images of the revamped feed to Twitter, told Mashable. “As for the news and sports feeds, they have posts from my friends too and it feels very much more like a news aggregator rather than a personal space.”
Facebook was about socializing earlier, but slowly it is integrating new features which might take it to a whole new level of a source for multifaceted information. This move is to encourage people in using Facebook as the source for daily news rather than other sources such as Google or Twitter.