Facebook to showcase new look for newsfeed March 7

SAN FRANCISCO Sat Mar 2, 2013 1:04am IST

A women works with her computer which displays Facebook logos on the screen in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Files

A women works with her computer which displays Facebook logos on the screen in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, January 30, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Regis Duvignau/Files

Stocks

   

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) will unveil a new look for its popular "newsfeed" next week, the latest move by the Web company to revamp key elements of its 1 billion member social network.

Facebook will showcase the newsfeed makeover at a media event on March 7 at its Menlo Park, California headquarters, the company said in an emailed invitation to reporters on Friday.

The event will be Facebook's second high-profile product event this year, following the rollout of its social search feature in January.

Facebook's newsfeed, which displays an ever-changing stream of the photos, videos and comments uploaded from a user's network of friends, is one of the three "pillars" of the service, along with search and user profiles, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has said.

The last major update to Facebook's newsfeed was in September 2011. Since then, the company has incorporated ads directly into the feed and the company has shifted its focus to creating "mobile first experiences," as more people now access the social network every day on mobile devices than on desktop PCs.

The mobile version of Facebook still lacks many of the features available on the PC version, said Brian Blau, an analyst with industry research firm Gartner. "So maybe this is a way to bring some of that together," he said.

Shares of Facebook, the world's No.1 social network, were up nearly 2 percent, or 52 cents, at $27.77 in midday trading on Friday.

(Reporting By Alexei Oreskovic; Editing by Marguerita Choy and David Gregorio)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

India-WTO Row

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Market Eye

Market Eye

Nifty falls most in nearly 3-1/2 weeks; Sensex down over 400 points  Full Article 

Factory Activity

Factory Activity

Factories post fastest growth for 17 months in July  Full Article 

Paying for Bail

Paying for Bail

Jailed Subrata Roy gets office to negotiate hotel sales.  Full Article 

Rupee Dips

Rupee Dips

Rupee posts biggest weekly loss since record lows in August.  Full Article 

Reviving Infosys

Reviving Infosys

CEO Sikka says to improve business with new growth avenues  Full Article 

Outlook Slashed

Outlook Slashed

ArcelorMittal cuts outlook as ore prices hit mining  Full Article 

Re-gaining Momentum

Re-gaining Momentum

China, Asian factory growth gathers pace; Europe falters  Full Article 

Factory Lockout

Factory Lockout

Pfizer says threats to managers force staff lockout at Mumbai factory .  Full Article 

Gold Smuggling

Gold Smuggling

In cat-and-mouse game, India uncovers new gold smuggling route.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage