Facebook launches News tab for select users
Facebook on Friday launched a brand new News tab within its main app in a bid to support new forms of journalism in the digital age and give more control to users over the stories that they see.
“Today we’re starting to test Facebook News, a dedicated place for news on Facebook, to a subset of people in the US. News gives people more control over the stories they see, and the ability to explore a wider range of their news interests, directly within the Facebook app,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.
“We want new forms of journalism in the digital age, including individual, independent journalism, to flourish. So we will continue to expand the algorithmic selection of stories driving the majority of Facebook News,” the company added.
Facebook’s new News tab will not only enable users to discover new topics based on the news you read, share and follow, but it will also enable users to select the sections and publishers that they want see more news from. In addition to that, users will also get an over view of the day’s major stories so that they are up to date with what’s happening around the world.