Facebook rolled out on Friday two new ways that users can see their live feed of their homepage.
When users sign into their accounts, they can select to view either the News feed tab or the Live Feed tab. The news feed will feature items Facebook believes are of most value to you, while the live feed will list everything that is going on with your friends.
While seeing real-time activities is extremely valuable, we also want to be sure you don't miss other interesting content, wrote Facebook developer Raylene Yung in a blog.
News Feed picks stories that we think you'll enjoy based on a variety of factors including how many friends have liked and commented on it and how likely you are to interact with that story, Facebook wrote in a blog post.
When users are on their news feed tab, the live feed tab will keep track of how many new posts have been added. This is similar to Facebook's recent news feed which notifies users when new posts are added.
According to Yung, Facebook has also added information back to the News Feed, like when friends are tagged in photos, when friends become fans of pages or join a group, when they RSVP to events, and when they add friends.
Overall, the new layout is a fusion between its first News Feed, which used algorithms to present stories Facebook thought you'd find interesting, and the feed Facebook launched in March that included a super fast Twitter-like stream of recent updates.
Some of you may ask why we are changing the home page again. Like you, we know it can be disruptive when things are moved around, but we hope that these changes make Facebook a more valuable experience for you, Facebook said. We put a lot of thought
into all the changes we make to the site and do a lot of testing before releasing anything.
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