Facebook tests a news feed with three tabs for displaying content

Obviously it is not only with Instagram that Facebook is asking questions about the newsfeed and the order of posting of publications, or at least to offer more control to the user.

Specialist in reverse engineering of applications, Jane Manchun Wong had discovered for Instagram a prototype of functionality suggesting a form of return of the reverse chronological thread. With the Facebook application for Android, she discovered work on a news feed with tabs.

The goal would be to facilitate access to publications to display the most recent first, only those already consulted or to rely on the famous relevance of the Facebook algorithm as is the case by default.

AT TechCrunch, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed a test being conducted internally with the usual caveats regarding a consumer rollout in the future.

A Facebook collaborator also reacted to the discovery of Jane Manchun Wong by pointing out that it is already possible to display the news feed in chronological order. The tabs would then serve to better highlight one such possibility and others.

In the news feed preferences, it is in any case proposed to opt for the publications of people (or Pages) to see first at the top of the news feed.