A new update of Facebook’s mobile News Feed is currently being tested by the social network to cater to those with slow or unreliable internet connections. The update will reduce the amount of time needed to keep users’ news feed updated, and also allow offline comments.
The Facebook app will check stories that have already been downloaded but have not been viewed yet. It will then rank them based on relevance to the user, which should make it faster for people to find posts and updates that are of interest to them. Additionally, Facebook will pick up new stories periodically while the users have a good internet connection, enabling them to always have something fresh to read.
The new update will also provide a comment-related feature for users that are not connected to the Internet. Comments can be posted while offline, and will sync when there is a stable internet connection.
“Our mission with News Feed is to connect people with the stories that matter most to them, but if people’s News Feeds aren’t loading because of poor internet connections, we can’t show them the most relevant stories,” Facebook stated.
“To improve News Feed so it works seamlessly and quickly for people in all parts of the world, we’re focused on designing it to operate well regardless of device or network connection.”
We are still unsure of when exactly the News Feed update will be released, as Facebook did not mention any of this yet. On the bright side, it claimed that this update will “help anyone” who has little to no connection on their devices.