Meta-owned Facebook announced a new mobile app feature on Thursday called the “Feeds” tab, which allows users to find the most recent posts from their friends, favorites, pages and groups.
The content of the ‘Feeds’ tab shows the latest posts from friends, family, groups and pages that users follow in chronological order. It won’t have Suggested for you posts in feeds and ads are included.
“One of the most requested features of Facebook is to make sure people don’t miss out on friends’ posts. That’s why today we’re launching a Feeds tab where you can see posts from your friends, groups, pages and more individually in chronological order,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.
Zuckerberg also noted that users will still be able to find new content and recommendations in the “Home” tab, which will act more like a “discovery engine” based on users’ online habits. It will be the first thing they will see when they open the app. From Home, users can easily see TikTok-like personalized role and story recommendations.
“The app still opens a personalized feed in the Home tab, where our discovery engine will recommend the content we think you’ll find most important. But the Feeds tab gives you a way to further customize and manage your experience,” he added.
As of now, there are two tabs for viewing content, which can be accessed from both the iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app. While the Home tab is more of a discovery engine for users to find and follow new content and creators through recommendations, the Feeds tab provides an easy way to access content from the people and communities the users already interact with. be connected on Facebook.
Users will now see ‘Feeds’ as a tab in their shortcut bar. On iOS, this bar appears at the bottom of the app, while it appears at the top for Android devices.
The tabs in the shortcut bar change depending on the parts of the app that users use the most. However, users can personalize and pin a tab to their shortcut bar so that their positions don’t change.
The company expects to roll out the updates worldwide in the coming week. In addition to adding features for Facebook, Meta has also recently updated Instagram with “Favorites” and “Following” features.