Facebook will hold its annual developer conference on Thursday, which is called the biggest F8 in history. And it is expected to add more functions and features on the world's largest social network site.
Users will see newly revamped news feeds with highlighted “important’ stories within the next week, said Mark Tonkelowitz, an engineering manager at the Facebook.
“Now, News Feed will act more like your own personal newspaper,” he wrote on the company’s blog. He continued “News will come in a single stream with ‘top photos and statuses’ featured at the top of the news feed. And as for the video, Facebook will make it easier for users to hide some stories which they don’t want to show in their news feeds. The site will also mark ‘Top Stories’ with a blue mark in the corner of the update.”
However, there is no clear answer on the criteria for the importance of stories to the individual users.
The News Feed will select the stories on how frequently you visit the site.
Furthermore, Ticker, a feed in the top left-hand corner, as a new feature will be introduced to the site. It provides users with chronological, real-time updates similar to the old News Stream.
It’s said that “major redesign” will be unveiled at this week’s conference, according to Mashable. The design is aimed at letting users stay on their profiles longer periods of time, the blog said.
The redesign will include new “Read,” “Listened” and “Watched” buttons along with the “Like” button, according to report of TechCrunch.