Facebook is getting a major change with the introduction of the new Feeds Tab. The social media company announced that the new feature will allow you to view the latest posts from your friends, groups, and Pages. Meanwhile, the primary tab is being named as Home, and it will include recommended pages, reels, and stories.
Facebook Introducing New Feeds Tab
Facebook has organised the app to separate recommendations from your personal feed. As social media apps keep growing in popularity, algorithms rear their ugly heads, cluttering our feeds with ads and suggested posts. Facebook’s new Tabs will offer a convenient way to view posts from people you care about, while the Home tab will be relegated to delivering recommended content. This means that Suggested For You posts will no longer appear in Feeds.
The new Feeds tab is being rolled out in phases, so a select few will be able to access it in their shortcut bar. Android users will be able to find it at the top of the app, while iOS users will find it at the bottom of the app. Based on which parts of the app you interact with, the position of the tabs will change on the shortcut bar. If you find the constant change bothersome, you can customise its location and pin a tab on the shortcut bar. This will ensure that the position stays permanent. Facebook states that the new update will roll out to all users by next week.
Home Is Where The Recommendations Are
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As Feeds brings you personalised posts, Home becomes a “discovery engine” to explore new content. Additionally, you will be able to make reels, view feeds and stories shared by your connections, and make your own community. “Your Home tab is uniquely personalized to you through our machine learning ranking system. This system takes into account thousands of signals to help cut through the clutter and rank content in the order we think you will find most valuable,” says Facebook. The company adds that it uses AI to suggest recommended content.
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