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Secret rocket icon on Facebook - What is it?

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 31, 2017, 1:18 pm IST
Updated Mar 31, 2017, 2:44 pm IST
A “rocket ship” icon is appearing on the Facebook app
A rocket ship icon is appearing on the Facebook mobile app, adajacent to the New Feed (Photo: Twitter)
 A rocket ship icon is appearing on the Facebook mobile app, adajacent to the New Feed (Photo: Twitter)

A “rocket ship” icon appearing on the Facebook app, adjacent to the News Feed button, is prompting many users to wonder “what is the Facebook rocket ship icon?”

The rocket ship icon is actually a second Facebok’s New Feed that the social media website is currently experimenting on mobile platforms through its app.

 

The feature has been brought to suggest News Feed based on users’ current likes and interests, as well as post popular among their friends.

The icon is featuring at a different position, depending on difference in operating systems, iOS or Android.

“We are testing a complementary feed of popular articles, videos, and photos, customised for each person based on the content that might be interesting to them,” a Facebook spokesperson told Telegraph.

“We’ve heard from people that they want an easy way to explore new content they haven’t connected with yet.”

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