Facebook may be tweaking news feed


5 Aug 2011

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Social networking site Facebook is reportedly working on making over its news feed, where a user will be able to see expanded information on his or her homepage.

Facebook is mulling an unfiltered news feed, the Wall Street Journal reported, which would rocket the amount of content users see on their homepages.

In a move to draw more marketers to Facebook, the company is also said to be expanding the functionality of its ‘Like’ button to incorporate other hand gestures created by third-party developers. This would still allow users to share service or product information with their friends.

"We are currently testing a feature within news feed that gives people the ability to see what their friends are commenting on and ‘liking,’ as these actions are being taken on Facebook," Facebook said in a statement.

"This test includes a small percentage of Facebook users, just a fraction of a percent. In the coming weeks, as we learn more from this test, we’ll keep making improvements and may expand it to more people."

Facebook is expected reveal details about a revamped news feed at the The Facebook f8 conference for developers, likely later this month.