Facebook’s homepage is being renewed: there will be two types of overviews. One serves up posts, photos, and videos that Facebook thinks you’ll want to see, the other shows the most recent posts from friends, Pages, and groups you follow.By: our tech editors
The Facebook app opens with the personalized tab made up of posts chosen by the Facebook algorithm. This tab is called Home. In addition to messages from friends and family members, messages and images from sources that you do not follow also appear here.
“Our discovery algorithm will recommend the content we think you’ll like the most,” writes Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on his profile.
In addition, there will be a tab called Feeds. There, messages, videos and photos from friends, family members, Pages and groups you follow will appear. In this overview, the algorithm does not shuffle the content: the newest message is always at the top.
In Feeds, you can create a favorites list of friends and Pages you care about most. This allows people to filter out messages that they see as noise. Zuckerberg calls this one of the most user-requested options.
The new tabs will be added to the app from Thursday. It may take a week for everyone to see them.