What you need to know
- Facebook News is now available in the UK.
- It's a new tab that brings local and national news all under one new tab.
- Facebook has also announced partnerships with many new outlets including the Financial Times.
Facebook has this week rolled out its Facebook news tab to users in the UK.
In a press release Monday Facebook stated:
Facebook says that Facebook News will let people in the UK see top headlines and stories of the day alongside personalized news tailored to their interest. Facebook News also provides digests during particular news cycles, "highlighting original and authoritative reporting on the biggest stories":
Facebook News also lets people control what news stories they see in the app, and lets them explore news on different topics from a variety of outlets. The rollout will not change the function of news articles shared by people and pages, which will continue to appear on your feed as normal. Facebook is also extending its Community News Project:
Facebook News also looks to be coming to both France and Germany, where Facebook says it is in active negotiations with partners.
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