Facebook is bringing back chronological feedback to its apps

facebook caved in to user pressure and is bringing back a timeline so users can see updates from friends in the order they were posted.

The social network is launching a new tab called Feeds for desktop and iOS. android apps that show the most recent posts from friends, groups and pages.

It has also been renamed to the Facebook app’s main tab – the first thing users see when they open the app is “Home”.

The Home tab will continue to order posts by “relevance” based on its algorithm, as well as personalized recommendations on who to follow.

Facebook is hoping that splitting the News Feed into Feeds and Home will help it better compete with its fancier rival TikTok.

TikTok uses a finely tuned algorithm to determine what people want to see based on previous activity — something that Home is likely to become more and more like.

The social network is launching a new tab called “Feeds” for its iOS and Android apps that shows you the most recent posts from friends, groups, and Pages.

HOUSE AGAINST FEED

The homepage displays algorithm-based user recommendations about anything Facebook users might be interested in.

Feeds, on the other hand, show the most recent messages from Friends, Favorites, Pages, and Groups, starting with the most recent.

With Feeds, Facebook can create a “Favorites” list of the friends and Pages they are most interested in and filter their content.

“Recommended for you” – Posts from accounts that people don’t follow and that appear based on previous activity – will appear on the homepage instead of in feeds.

However, ads will appear on both the homepage and feeds.

Meanwhile, Feeds will return to the way Facebook started over a decade ago.

Facebook used to have a chronological news feed, but since 2011 this has been discontinued and replaced with algorithmically driven content and the most popular posts from friends at the top of the list.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, the company that owns Facebook, said the introduction of Feeds comes in response to user requests.

“One of the most requested features of Facebook is making sure people don’t miss friends’ posts,” Zuckerberg said in his keynote. facebook page.

“So today we’re launching the Feeds tab, where you can see posts from your friends, groups, Pages, and more separately in chronological order.

“The app will still open a personalized feed on the Home tab, where our search engine will recommend the content we think you’ll be most interested in.

“But the Channels tab will give you the ability to further customize and control your experience.”

The feeds have already started rolling out to Facebook users around the world, and all users will be able to see them on the Facebook iOS and Android apps next week.

It will then arrive for Facebook desktops over the “next few weeks,” a Meta spokesperson told MailOnline.

Channels appear as a tab on the Quick Access Toolbar.  On iOS, this bar is at the bottom of the app, and on Android, it's at the top.

Channels appear as a tab on the Quick Access Toolbar. On iOS, this bar is at the bottom of the app, and on Android, it’s at the top.

TikTok (pictured) uses a finely tuned algorithm to determine what people want to see based on previous activity.

TikTok (pictured) uses a finely tuned algorithm to determine what people want to see based on previous activity.

Channels appear as a tab on the Quick Access Toolbar. On iOS, this bar is at the bottom of the app, and on Android, it’s at the top.

While channels are designed to provide an easy way for users to access content in chronological order, users can also create a “Favorites” list of the friends and Pages they are most interested in and filter their content.

“Recommended for you” – posts from accounts that users don’t follow – will appear on the home page instead of in feeds. However, ads will appear on both the homepage and feeds.

Home will also feature Reels, Facebook’s blatant attempt to replicate the TikTok video experience, and Stories, its Snapchat Stories clone.

With feeds, Facebook can create a list of favorite friends and the pages they are most interested in and filter their content.

With feeds, Facebook can create a list of favorite friends and the pages they are most interested in and filter their content.

In a blog post, Meta described Home as a “discovery engine”, allowing users to discover and follow new content through recommendations.

“Home is the starting point for connection, entertainment and discovery on Facebook,” the Meta said in a post.

“From home, you can also create a video, see what your friends are sharing in their feed and stories, and build a community based on new and shared interests.”

Meta said the tabs in the Facebook app, including Home, Channels, Watch, Groups and Notifications, change position depending on which one is used most often.

To prevent the tab from moving, users can also personalize and pin the tab to the Quick Access Toolbar by making its placement permanent.

Facebook is giving users more control at a time when it is struggling to grow, in part because other social media platforms like TikTok have become more popular, especially among the younger generation.

This stagnation, in turn, is preventing parent company Meta from increasing its revenue from digital ads that appear in user feeds.

In February, Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook was facing a decline in daily users for the first time in its history, blaming TikTok largely.

ZUCKERBERG BLAMES TIKTOK AFTER FACEBOOK LOSES USERS FOR THE FIRST TIME

AT FebruaryIt was revealed that Facebook lost daily users for the first time in its 18-year history in the last quarter of 2021, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes was caused by the TikTok boom.

The social media giant’s earnings report sent Facebook stock down $20, wiping out more than $200 billion from the company’s market capitalization and wiping $29 billion from Zuckerberg’s net worth.

Facebook reported a drop of almost 500,000 daily logins in the last three months of 2021.

“People have a lot of options for how they want to spend their time, and apps like TikTok are evolving very quickly,” Zuckerberg said at the time.

Zuckerberg reiterated that Meta — the company that owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp — is working hard to develop its short video rules to compete with TikTok.

“That’s why our focus on drums is so important in the long run,” he added.

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