Meta-owned Facebook is revamping its iOS and Android apps with the News Feed being split in two different tabs. According to the details, Facebook has introduced a new ‘Feeds Tab’ that will show the most recent posts from your friends, groups, and groups, while the app will open in ‘Home Tab’ that will show users content recommended by Facebook’s discovery engine.
The new tabs will be accessible from both the iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app, where they will start to appear in the shortcut bar from today. In a press release, Meta stated that contents of this bar are designed to change based on which tabs are being used the most, but tabs can be pinned as well to ensure their position doesn’t change.
“So today we’re launching a Feeds tab where you can see posts from your friends, groups, Pages and more separately in chronological order.” Facebook Co-Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, wrote on Facebook while announcing the changes. “The app will still open to a personalized feed on the Home tab, where our discovery engine will recommend the content we think you’ll care most about.” he added.
The new Feeds appear to be an attempt by Meta to become more like TikTok, which also recommends content from across the platform based on what its algorithms think you might be interested in, which is similar to what Facebook is doing with its new Feed that is becoming “more of a discovery engine” going forward.