Facebook Trying Out Major News Feed Update

Facebook is trialing an update to its mobile News Feed setup that highlights news sections (e.g. World, US, Sports). It's not the primary feed in Facebook's mobile app, but it does exist as an easily accessible alternative to the regular feed. Some users have begun seeing the layout and screenshots have been posted.

The social network says it is testing this news feed style, but it didn't mention if the feed layout will roll out to everyone. On mobile, the layout places alternative feeds at the bottom of the screen.

Users have said they want topic-based feeds, says Facebook, which is why this setup is being trialed.

People have told us they'd like options to see more stories on Facebook around specific topics they're interested in. So we have been testing a few feeds for people to view more and different stories from people and Pages based on topic areas. - Facebook