Following its social search feature debut in January, Facebook Inc. plans to unveil a new look for its news feed feature next week, according to a Mar. 1 Reuters report. This is part of the company’s ongoing overhaul of its social media network. Facebook will show off its new look on Mar. 7 at a media event at the company’s headquarters, according to an email invitation sent to reporters on Friday.
The current news feed displays updated photos, videos and comments from one’s network of friends. According to Reuters, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has called the feature one of three “pillars” of service, along with the user and search profiles.
Wired reports that Facebook came under fire last November when “Star Trek” star George Takei and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban “made it clear they’re not at all happy with how News Feed treated posts from Pages.” In response, the company released a “Pages only” news feed.
The last remarkable update to the newsfeed was in September 2011 and it is no secret that the mobile version of Facebook still lacks most of the features available on the PC version. Industry analyst Brian Blue, observes that “So maybe this is a way to bring some of that together,” according to Reuters.
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