Facebook is testing a hidden News Feed – here’s how to access it


Brace yourselves. Facebook is set to make even more changes your News Feed.

On Friday it was revealed the social network is testing a second News Feed made up of articles, videos and pictures exclusively tailored to your likes and dislikes.

The new feature, dubbed Explore, displays content from pages and publishers that you do not even like or have followed.

The Explore tab is currently being tested on the latest beta version of the Android app and enables you to access content you would not normally see.

If you are part of Facebook’s Beta Testing Programme or are one of the lucky few selected to trial the new feature, the Explore tab can be accessed by clicking on the square icon in the top right of the Android app.

Once the new feature has completed its testing phase, it is expected to be rolled out to Android and iOS users imminently.

The feature very closely resembles the Search and Explore tab available on Instagram and is an attempt by Facebook to get users to engage in content and posts they would not normally access or which is outside of their regular circle.

Last July, Instagram launched the ‘videos you might like’ tool that provides users with a list of personalised clips tailored to their interests.


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