Facebook is going to introduce a new feature called “Explore Feed” that will help users discover stories beyond their friends and pages they already follow, media reports said on Thursday. The new feature will be initially available to desktop users only.
“The company’s tests of an alternative News Feed dubbed the ‘Explore’ Feed have progressed to a full rollout, the company now confirms. This is the beginning of the official rollout of the Explore Feed,” TechCrunch reported late on Wednesday.
According to IANS, The new feature is found on the left-side bar, within the “Explore” section — where users also find links to features such as “Events”, “Groups”, “Pages”, “Moments”, “Saved items”, among others.
Facebook’s new “Explore Feed” gives content that is similar to what the user has already liked, or what is well-known among their network of friends. The social media giant has been testing “Explore Feed” for quite a while.
Earlier this year, it was designated by a “rocket ship” icon, which may have confused users who didn’t understand its purpose, the TechCrunch report added.
Earlier this week, Facebook introduced a new feature for Live video users on the platform. The new feature allows users to share the screen.
A native screen sharing feature, also one of the most sought-after features, does away with the need for downloading a third-party app or plugin. The feature appears to be available only for desktop users.