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Facebook’s new look News Feed will make it easier to sift through pointless updates

Say goodbye to baby pictures, maybe
Thu Mar 07 2013, 16:31

THE SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook is announcing a redesigned News Feed at its California headquarters tonight, which apparently will make it easier to sift through pointless updates.

According to online chatter, Facebook's new look News Feed, which in recent times has taken a back seat to its Timeline pages, will give users new ways to sift through annoying status updates containing baby photos and Justin Bieber lyrics.

That's according to Techcrunch, which has learnt that Zuckerberg and his minions will introduce new ways for users to sort their news feeds besides the present options of Top Stories and Most Recent.

The website has heard from an anonymous Facebook staffer that the social network will roll out 'content specific' feeds, in a bid to get people to stay on its website longer, including options to just see things like what music your friends are listening to. It might be time to hit Private Listening on Spotify or your guilty pleasures might get their own stream.

Facebook will apparently reveal a new found focus on images too, which is likely to have its own tab in the redesigned news feed, offering users a one stop shop for baby photos and Instagrammed pictures of sandwiches and nail varnish.

Of course Facebook, as it seeks to fill its pockets full of cash, is also expected to announce plans for more adverts on its social network - yippee! There are also whispers about a brand new mobile application for iOS and Android, but the unnamed Facebook staffer seemed to think it might still be too soon to announce this.

Whatever the changes, here's hoping there's also a filter to get rid of all the status updates moaning about the redesign.

Check back to The INQUIRER later for all the latest from the Facebook announcement. µ


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