Facebook Says It Won't Separate News Feed After All - NBC10 Boston
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Facebook Says It Won't Separate News Feed After All

Users in Bolivia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Serbia, Slovakia and Sri Lanka tested the change

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Facebook Says It Won't Separate News Feed After All
    AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File
    In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

    Facebook announced Thursday that it won't be splitting the News Feed into two after all, CNBC reported.

    The social media site said it was ending testing of the change, which would have pushed publisher content onto a second feed away from posts by family and friends. 

    "People don't want two separate feeds," Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed, said in a blog post. "In surveys, people told us they were less satisfied with the posts they were seeing, and having two separate feeds didn't actually help them connect more with friends and family."

    Users in the six test markets — Bolivia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Serbia, Slovakia and Sri Lanka — reported separating the feed made it harder to find important information, Mosseri said.

    Weinstein Charged With Rape in Historic #MeToo Moment

    [NATL] Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape, Leaves in Cuffs in Historic #MeToo Moment

    Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein surrendered to police in a watershed moment for the #MeToo movement early Friday morning. Weinstein was charged with rape, criminal sex act and other sex crimes connected to cases involving two separate women.

    (Published Friday, May 25, 2018)