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.
New Features & Rocket Icon Facebook