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Facebook testing to merge News Feed, Stories

IANS  |  San Francisco 

is working on to merge the News Feed and Stories features into a single interface, like and Instagram, on its platform.

The single interface where users can swipe posts instead of vertically scrolling was discovered by in the version of

News Feed and Stories are currently two distinct interfaces for its over 2.2 monthly active users.

"In this new design, Stories and News Feed posts -- including text posts, pictures, videos, and sponsored posts -- appear as part of the same interface," The Verge reported on Monday.

A from Facebook said: "We are not currently testing this publicly."

The swipeable Stories feature offers better navigation where Facebook posts appear completely visible.

The "Stories" feature has 300 million daily users on Facebook and Messenger, along with over 500 million on Stories and 450 million on WhatsApp "Status" feature.

Facebook recently said the would shift its emphasis away from the scrolling News Feed.



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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 09:52 IST