Facebook Tests Integrating Stories into the News Feed by @MattGSouthern



Facebook has been spotted testing a redesigned version of the news feed which also includes stories.

In addition, this version of the news feed has a new interface which prompts users to tap through as though they were viewing a series of stories on Instagram or Snapchat.

App researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered the test and published some example GIFs to Twitter.

Here’s an example of the tap-through interface in action:

Facebook is testing to turn News Feed into Story Feed pic.twitter.com/83H7VWcgmD

— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 15, 2019

Here’s another example which shows a regular Facebook post followed by a story:

Here’s an example of how Stories are shown together with regular Posts

The left side is a regular photo post of my friend changing profile picture. The right side is my friend’s Story. And both of these are shown within the same UI pic.twitter.com/Fi2Mfqg2rX

— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 15, 2019

Wong also notes that sponsored posts still show up in the new interface just as they would in the regular news feed.

In fact, the very reason why Facebook is developing this news feed may have to do

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