Facebook might be coming for your news, but that’s just the beginning. A bunch of new features and services appear to be in the works, as well. Here’s what we know so far.
First: Your Facebook News Feed may be changing soon. A couple of us at The Huffington Post noticed that the layout of our desktop News Feeds shifted Wednesday, emphasizing new “Like,” “Comment” and “Share” buttons and bringing the layout closer to the mobile experience:
In addition, the company is reportedly testing an autoplay feature that will allow new videos to automatically play after you finish watching one. Think of it like Netflix automatically starting your next episode of “Kimmy Schmidt,” except it might be branded or viral content you’re not actually interested in. 🙁
Also: Facebook was expected to make a bunch of announcements at its F8 developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, but the company’s plans may have slipped out a bit early. CNET executive editor Ian Sherr received an iPhone push notification from the conference which refers to something called “Teleportation Station,” as well as “Parse for IoT” and “Messenger as a Platform.” More on what those might be in a moment.
SOURCE: Damon Beres
The Huffington Post