Zuckerberg’s bowfins have introduced a new piece of functionality which looks set to solve one of the major problems of online society
HAVE you spotted a rocket ship icon on your Facebook app?
Thousands of social networkers have been treated to the new feature – but it’s left most scratching their heads.
If you are lucky enough to see the little space ship nestled underneath the search bar, you’re in for a treat.
You are part of a trial for Facebook’s secret second News Feed, which is completely different from its normal timeline.
What the heck is the rocket icon in Facebook for? pic.twitter.com/yBh7tUzeJq
— Brittany G (@Fibby1123) February 19, 2017
The new features allow you to toggle between two pages, a familiar Home feed and a brand new Explore feed.
The Explore feed shows pictures and videos even if you aren’t following the source.
— alice baraldi (@alice_ba) February 26, 2017
Facebook generates these based on your personal preferences and things that your friends have liked or watched.
— Thiago Araújo (@todearaujo) March 19, 2017
It’s an attempt to break free of the pesky filter bubble, which has left millions of us reading the same old boring stuff based on our preferences.