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Facebook introduces news section to all its users in the US

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

10th Jun, 2020. 10:52 am
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Like many other useful features, Facebook’s dedicated news section is finally available to every user in the United States (US).

Facebook, the social media giant has made News accessible to all American users as a bookmark, but it’s only available to “millions more” than previously as the promised tab.

If you want that tab to appear sooner, you’ll have to frequently visit the bookmark to make your intentions clear.

Not just this, Facebook rolls out more for its users. You’ll see a local section in news that brings in more region-specific updates.

The Today In discovery feature will weave its way into Facebook News in the “weeks ahead,” and the company is either introducing or testing features like news video, targeted notifications, breaking news alerts and digests that recap larger events.

The deployment underscores Facebook’s attempt to fill gaps in local news coverage, if sometimes gaps that it created by speeding the death of local newspapers.

News related to the pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and the looming US presidential election make access to almost every single person out there. However, it’s still not clear if Facebook will offer an alluring take on that news, but there’s undoubtedly a large potential audience.

Moreover, It was announced that users can now transfer your photos and videos from Facebook to Google’s most popular photo app.

The tool was initially introduced in Europe in December, but the company has now announced that it is available to every user.

This data portability feature allows users to transfer a copy of their photos directly from Facebook to Google’s photo storage service encrypted.

It is not necessary to download and upload this data manually to Google Photos.

Instead, Facebook users can transfer this data by clicking ‘Transfer A Copy of Your Photos and Videos in Your Facebook Information’ in the Settings menu.

This is the same menu that has long allowed users to download copies of various data related to the company’s services.

However, the process of transferring photos to Google Photos has been made much easier.

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