Facebook testing new Twitter-like feature for News Feed

Facebook's 'What friends are talking about' section appears right on top of the news feed in form of a small card.

By: Tech Desk | Published:September 11, 2016 3:34 pm
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Facebook is reportedly testing a new Twitter-like feature that will curate top recent posts from friends and display them in a small section at the top of News Feed. According to Mashable, the social media giant has rolled out the feature for a small group of people and it may not be available for all Facebook users as of now. Mashable spotted the feature called ‘What friends are talking about’ in Facebook app on an Android device. The site posted a screenshot, which displays top posts from friends, one below another. Number of people who’ve commented on each post can also be seen.

Facebook’s ‘What friends are talking about’ section appears right on top of the news feed in form of a small card. The feature is similar to Twitter’s timeline, where the microblogging site shows tweets of people you frequently engage with more prominently.

Facebook News Feed recently turned 10 years old. It is only logical, the company is looking to make changes to it. However, there’s no guarantee that Facebook’s ‘What friends are talking about’ section will be launched for everyone.

Facebook’s News Feed has changed drastically over the years and looks very different from how it first started for many users in 2006. The News Feed now gives users a lot more options. There’s ability to unfollow friends or pages, put updates from some people right on top and more. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also shared how the News Feed was built and said it was a result of many ideas, and inventions.