Facebook is coming with multiple news feeds and a marketplace section. The social platform is currently testing various subject-based news feeds for its cellular app instead of just one primary source of information.
This is the next phase in an activity began by the social network in Oct when it allowed some customers to see specific interest news feeds. The recent mobile style got its inspiration from the manner in which Facebook’s own Paper app functions.
The application can instantly organize content from the users and web pages visited into different segments and, maybe, personalized feeds. While its standard news feed continues to have the same form, it is complemented with additional feeds, such as headlines, travel, style, which can be accessed with a tap.
Customers have informed Facebook that they would like new features to read and discuss more experiences on the social platform about particularly interesting subjects, as a representative of the company told tech media.
As a result of this request, they are testing several types of news feeds for those to read about different stories and pages revolving around these specific topics. Besides the new feature, Facebook is testing a broader roll-out of its “Marketplace” function that it has been developed for some months.
Known just as “Shopping, the recent selection was released for a limited number of users, but was hidden behind the primary section of this app. In the latest assessments, the Marketplace symbol replaces Facebook’s Messenger icon placed at the base of iOS applications.
The new Messenger icon is now found at the top, nearby the search field, in a similar way to the design seen in Android programs. Pressing the icon takes the users to a purchasing website, where they can look around and buy products that are sold by the companies whose pages they liked.
Facebook added that just a part of customers in the United States can use its new function, with other developments having to be included in the next months. The Marketplace section also has its sale groups where users can join them.
They can type into the search bar to find things that are marketed by all of these web sites and categories. While it appears that, in the current version, Facebook’s cellular Marketplace is not an online store, it is definitely close to becoming one.
The client experience continues to be improved, as businesses understand what is truly useful for customers and efficient for companies, as Facebook’s representatives said. They are still at the beginning of these extended tests, but the social network will upgrade the whole experience as they learn the best strategies and approaches.
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