Facebook Changing News Feed to Target Mobile
Facebook today announced significant changes to how it will treat users' News Feed. Most importantly, the News Feed will now look and act the same across phones, tablets, and PCs. Facebook wants the News Feed to draw users in more and encourage them to interact with one another's content. All the controls will be positioned the same across platforms. Images will be given priority, according to Facebook, and they will be presented in a more colorful, easy-to-follow format. Facebook also introduced several new sub-feeds that will allow users to browse through certain types of content, including music, photos, and "Liked" pages. The new design will be rolled out slowly over the course of the next few weeks to all users on the web. Individual smartphone and tablet apps will be updated, too, to reflect the changes to the News Feed design.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
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Google Bringing Search-Based Feed to Its Mobile App
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Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
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Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Facebook Video to Turn Up the Volume
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Facebook is making several big changes to how it treats video on mobile devices. First, sound will fade in and fade out as users scroll past videos in their News Feed as long as the phone's volume is turned on.