Facebook News introduced

  Mark Zuckerberg has announced that it has started testing Facebook News in the US. Facebook said that users of Facebook will get more control over the stories they see, and the ability to explore a wider range of their news interests, directly within the Facebook app.


  The company said that the news feed can also highlights the most relevant national stories of the day. Facebook News articles will continue to appear in News Feed as they do today.

  During the initial test, Facebook News will offer local original reporting by surfacing local publications from the largest major metro areas across the US. Right now it supports New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta and Boston.

  The Company said that they will include local news from Today In, its local news and community information tab, which recently expanded to over 6,000 US towns and cities.

  The Facebook News will be personalized based on the news you read, share and follow, so you can find new interests and topics and Facebook News is fresh and interesting every time you open it. The company said that the Today’s Stories chosen by a team of journalists to catch you up on the news throughout the day.

  The Facebook news feed will be divided into into business, entertainment, health, science & tech, and sports. Users can subscribe favourite news channels, and they will get controls to hide articles, topics and publishers you don’t want to see.

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