Facebook changes now appearing within Facebook for iPhone

Facebook iPhone changes

Facebook has yet again changed the way the news feed functions and manages content. Love it or hate it, these changes are also starting to appear in the Facebook for iPhone app as well. While there is no update from the App Store, it appears a lot of the changes were made from the back end. Your news feed will now filter most recent news at the top followed by older stories.

I've also noticed that the blue corners in the top left of each post appear in the iPhone app but it seems you aren't able to interact with them (yet anyways). These tags allow you to mark things that you like by toggling them. I'm assuming the theory behind this is that Facebook will start showing you more and more things it "thinks" you are interested in and not show as much of the rest. Nice idea but how well it'll actually work is yet to be seen.

How many of you are seeing the new changes in your news feed within Facebook for iPhone?

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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Facebook changes now appearing within Facebook for iPhone


I wonder why Facebook can't offer these things as options. I am sure that some find these new filters to be quite useful but so far they are not for me.

Ok, how to make FB look the same again. Go to left side and click on a list (example: close friends) Add your friends to that list and then your feeds will look normal or the same again. You can also click to the left and add it to favorites.
Great thing about list, is on top right side you can mange feed types to video, status, and photos only. and hides all the who changed there photos, what games others are playing, and who linked to who that fills up your page.

Uh, but the filtering of most recent "top stories" and pinning them to the top of people's news feed is a feature that FB copied from Google+.

I deleted Facebook app. Traveling friend's posts had her leaving after she had arrived. I don't need FB deciding what I'm interested in, too intrusive.

Facebook needs to keep something the same for more than a day. It would be nice. I am not a fan of the changes, I do not want to see "top news" I want to see recent news. At least give me the option to keep it like it was.

Facebook used to not freeze in the early days of it for iphone..now it freezes and sticks a lot while pulling up photos and such.

I love when people say things like 'Facebook just wants to make money [off] of our back." So, you'll go to Google+ now because they actually care about YOU? Do you see the irony in your thinking?