Facebook says the separate feed connected to the rocket ship icon was a "trial response" to user feedback that they wanted to see more content from family and friends.
In October, secondary news feed tests were rolled out in Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Bolivia, Cambodia, Serbia, and Slovakia.
Last October, The Guardian first reported that Facebook meant to split its algorithmic News Feed into two: one for non-promoted posts from Pages and publishers (called "Explore"), and one for your friends and family.
Facebook noticeably chose smaller countries with emerging markets to carry out the test, a sentiment that was not lost on local publishers.
The bad news for businesses is that Mosseri confirmed Facebook's will to show more content from friends and families and less from brands and publishers.
The social network has been trialling a second News Feed dedicated to media posts, but now says the feature will be binned.
"Having two separate feeds didn't actually help them connect more with friends and family".
We constantly try out new features, design changes and ranking updates to understand how we can make Facebook better for everyone.
Facebook will be discontinuing the explore feed globally this week.
In a news post this week, Facebook said that Explore was created based on "consistent feedback" from people looking for a more personal News Feed.
That's why in October, the company started trialling an "Explore Feed" tab exclusively dedicated to news posts - leaving the normal News Feed to be filled with baby pictures and snaps of your friend's lasagne.
Splitting the feed confused a lot of people, but it was publishers who were hit the hardest, with many experiencing a massive decrease in user engagement on the platform. "Both of these tests provided us with valuable feedback that we will use to improve News Feed for everyone".
At this time, however, the feed doesn't appear to include advertising.
And they're pressing him to endorse legislation that would extend the pre-purchase checks at least to online and gun show sales. Republicans have instead been leaning toward modest legislation created to improve the background system already in place.
The upcoming phone, aka the BlackBerry Ghost will be a premium device, which means we can expect it to be an expensive handset. For now, we only have the image of the BlackBerry Ghost that points out that it could be a bezel-less and high-end smartphone.
On Monday, Trump responded to the North's reported overture by saying talks will happen only "under the right conditions". The shift does not mean Japan will ease up on its campaign of raising economic and diplomatic pressure on the North.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "A new national financing reporting authority would be set up to deal with such cases". The Bill will confiscate assets of fugitive, who left the country after committing economic offences.
The phone will be made available in 4 GB RAM , 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM models with 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB storage respectively. If you are looking for something a little more powerful, there is the Zenfone 5Z which will come with the Snapdragon 845 chip.
Most of the discussion related to the H3N2 component of the flu vaccine and one of the influenza B components, Webby said. The Flu Vaccine Act, which was introduced in the Senate a few weeks ago, was introduced in the House this week.
Comcast , which owns NBCUniversal*, announced today it made a surprise $31 billion bid for European pay TV company Sky . The £12.50-a-share offer in cash is higher than the £10.75-a-share offer from Fox Inc. that Sky accepted 14 months ago.
The second shot may be necessary if parents have a child under eight-years-old who got vaccinated for the first time this season. Officials say that Doctors in Texas are now seeing more of the type B flu and less of type A as the season begins to peak.
It also said it was investigating reports that Iranian advisers are working with Houthi forces to fight the Saudi-led coalition. A United Nations resolution condemning Iran for violating an arms sanction against Yemen was vetoed by Russian Federation .
With the addition of an appealing color, the tech giant is hopeful of getting a boost in sales, especially in Asia. With the new plans, Apple plans to lure back iPhone users with a lineup that offers a model for every taste.
Shannon Airport closed until Saturday
He said staff had worked all day yesterday and from 4am this morning to clear the snow so that the airport could open. Public transport has been severely affected with Dublin Bus and Luas saying that there will be no services tomorrow.
This Year's 'Battlefield' Is Going Back to WWII
However, their sources say Battlefield 2 will be out this calendar year, which nearly definitely means late October or November. Well, this isn't an official confirmation by any means, but a new source is now backing up the previous World War II reports.
Teen arrested for school shooting threat in Fresno
As a result YSO is sending a referral to the Yakima Juvenile Prosecutor's Office for Student A causing panic disrupting a school. School leaders in Fairfield are also dealing with a recent social media threat against students at one of their high schools.
YouTube live streams will soon include automatic captions
YouTube has added new features to its Live streaming platform, including new ways for creators to interact with their viewers. YouTube is usually associated with viewing the finished video, but many authors spend on it live broadcasts with Live.
Samsung introduced a new flagship: the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Connectivity options include Gigabit LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, and, yes, the 3.5mm headphone jack. But if you're shooting in low light conditions, the lens opens to f/1.5, the widest aperture to ever be on a smartphone .
SUV that ran over students in Bihar belonged to BJP leader
Interestingly, the vehicle found at the accident spot had a BJP plate that read: Manoj Baitha, Pradesh Mantri, Mahadalit Manch. The dead schoolchildren were students of Dharampur Government Middle School that is located along the national highway.