The second new feed, known as Explore, offers content from pages that its users have not liked or followed - meaning it looks less familiar than the main feed

Facebook rolls out alternative timeline ‘Explore Feed’

Facebook is rolling out its ‘Explore Feed’ that helps users discover content from outside their standard feed.

The second timeline offers lets users discover content beyond the friends and pages they already follow.

The tab is now available to users on mobile and desktop devices.

It shows posts Facebook thinks users might like based on their previous ‘likes’ and what’s trending.

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The second new feed, known as Explore, offers content from pages that its users have not liked or followed - meaning it looks less familiar than the main feed

The second new feed, known as Explore, offers content from pages that its users have not liked or followed – meaning it looks less familiar than the main feed

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The second new feed, known as Explore, offers content from pages that its users have not liked or followed – meaning it looks less familiar than the main feed.

The new tab is now available to users on mobile and desktop devices and is Facebook’s attempt to get users trying out new things on Facebook.

On desktop the ‘Explore feed’ us on the left-hand sidebar under the ‘See more’ section.

On the Android app it can be found via the ‘More’ menu. The option ‘Explore feed’ then appears in a list.

iOS users can access the feed by tapping the hamburger button, which is listed under the ‘Explore’ menu.

‘We are beginning to roll out a complementary feed of popular articles, videos, and photos, automatically customised for each person based on content that might be interesting to them’, Facebook said in a statement.

‘We’ve heard from people that they want an easy way to explore relevant content from Pages they haven’t connected with yet.’

On desktop the ‘Explore feed’ is on the left-hand sidebar under the ‘See more’ section.

On the Android app it can be found via the ‘More’ menu. The option ‘Explore feed’ then appears in a list.

iOS users can access the feed by tapping the hamburger button, which is listed under the ‘Explore’ menu.

According to IBTimes, Facebook has rolled out the feature to elevate its monetising campaign as it compels users to spend more time on the site.

The company first tested the feature on Android users in March.

It wanted its developers to get feedback on new features before they hit the mainstream iOS and Android apps.

On the Android app (pictured) it can be found via the 'More' menu
The option 'Explore feed' then appears in a list

On the Android app (pictured) it can be found via the ‘More’ menu. The option ‘Explore feed’ then appears in a list. The company launched its Android testing service of the ‘Explore Feed’ back in March

The feature closely resembles Instagram’s Search and Explore tab.

Instagram launched a ‘videos you might like’ tool that provides a personalised list of clips last July.

Tapping on the video preview will show you the entire clip and provide a list of further videos that you might like to watch.

‘Over the last six months, the total time people spent watching video on Instagram increased 150 per cent – and as people share more and more videos on Instagram, video channels make it easier to discover the best video content, personalised for you,’ the company said in a statement back in March.

Instagram is revamping its Explore feature to include suggested video channels based on your interests. The update will include ¿Videos You Might Like¿ and ¿Featured¿ channels from other Instagram users around the world. So far, the new version is only available for users in the US
Instagram is revamping its Explore feature to include suggested video channels based on your interests. The update will include ¿Videos You Might Like¿ and ¿Featured¿ channels from other Instagram users around the world. So far, the new version is only available for users in the US
Instagram is revamping its Explore feature to include suggested video channels based on your interests. The update will include ¿Videos You Might Like¿ and ¿Featured¿ channels from other Instagram users around the world. So far, the new version is only available for users in the US

Instagram has revamped its Explore feature to include suggested video channels based on your interests. The update includes ‘Videos You Might Like’ and ‘Featured’ channels from other Instagram users around the world

‘At Facebook, we’ve been able to utilise Android’s flexibility to innovate in ways that aren’t possible on other platform,’ said Ragavan Srinivasan from Facebook for Android.

‘The Android beta programme will give users who opt-in access to the latest versions of Facebook for Android before the general release.

‘Our goals with this program are to expand our pool of testers and gain feedback across a more diverse set of devices.’

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