Every platform have a new year resolution . Facebook’s new feature in 2018 spread a great thoughts.
Facebook announced the launch of a new feature called “Today in”, which will feed local news and information to users.
Initially, this new feature is being tested in six cities – New Orleans, Louisiana; Little Rock, Arkansas; Billings, Montana; Peoria, Illinois; Olympia, Washington and Binghamton, New York. This idea is from the company’s new partnership team which is managed by NBC news anchor Campbell Brown and a part of Facebook’s Journalism project.
Users who will identify themselves to be living in that area will be able to view the local news. Facebook is trying hands on a machine-learning software which will surface content in Today.in. The idea behind the new feature is that users worldwide can see the local news and events from cities they don’t live in.
In November, Facebook renamed its event app to Facebook Local. This app will be completely different from the new local news section.
Facebook is emphasizing on local news publishers to deal with the fake news problem, by offering information through verified sources only.
The Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg said that it is his personal New Year Resolution to “fix Facebook” in 2018, including the recruitment of experts to look at “questions of history, civics, political philosophy, media, government, and of course technology”.