Facebook is testing a tool to facilitate access to the feed in chronological order in the Android application. Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong discovered the feature and announced the news on Twitter this Tuesday (18th). The options "Relevant", "Recent" and "Visa" are displayed in the prints published on the microblog, and are available at the top of the Facebook news feed.
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A Facebook spokesman confirmed to the technology portal TechCrunch that, at the moment, the version has not been released and is only available to its employees, but they are considering testing it for the public in the future. The spokesman also recalled that it is possible to view the feed in the "latest" version, but the option is "hidden" in the application and goes unnoticed by users.
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According to the prints published by Jane Manchun Wong on Twitter, the Facebook test allows you to choose between displaying the news in the feed in order of relevance or chronology of the posts, with the most recent content at the top of the page.
It is also possible to see the publications already viewed by the user in a separate feed. The resources are available in a menu in the upper right corner of the screen, in a new bar that displays the options "Relevant", "Recent" and "Visa". The settings menu also contains a shortcut to customize the news feed settings.
Chronological feed on Instagram?
Jane Manchun Wong posted on Twitter last Friday (14) prints of a possible Instagram feature similar to the old reverse chronological feed from the social photo network. The images show a popup in the Instagram feed for users to view the most recent publications.
While many people have been thrilled by the likely probable feature in testing, Facebook employee Alexandru Voica said in a tute that the tool is actually the result of a recent hackaton, and that Instagram has no plans to test it.
Another great find, thanks for sharing it. For those who are keen to know how this was developed, it's an early prototype from a recent hackathon (a Facebook tradition). It is not available to anyone publicly, and we have no plans to test or launch it at this time. https://t.co/PMi2QVchLG
– February 14, 2020
"Latest" Facebook feed
As the company spokesman recalled, it is possible to access the Facebook feed in chronological order in the application. The tool is a little hidden, but you can access it through the side menu. Just look for the "See more" option and then tap "Latest".
Thus, the user will be able to track his or her feed posts by the publication time, and not by the classification algorithm.
Find out how to view the feed in chronological order Photo: Reproduo / Marcela Franco
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