Facebook to add news section to its mobile app
A tech and social media Giant, Facebook reportedly going to add a news section to its Android and iOS smartphone apps that may look like Facebook Paper ,a standalone mobile app created only for iOS till now.
The company confirmed that it is testing the new, sectioned news feed, in addition to the current format, though it is unclear if the feature would ever get an official launch.
Some screenshots surfaced on Twitter on Friday, showing that a new layout of the mobile app that highlighted multiple news sections, with topics such as world and us, sports and food.
Facebook spokesperson said:
People have told us they would like options to see more stories on Fb around specific topics they are interested in.”
So we have been testing a few feeds for people to view more and different stories from people and Pages based on topic areas.”
According to the report, this move would encourage users to get more news from Facebook rather than other sources like Twitter or Google News and various news sites.
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