If Facebook implements this, instead of scroll top to bottom, you would swipe or tap left to right. It likewise looks News Feed and Stories content would run side by side, further blurring the lines in between the 2. And, obviously, ads would discover their way into the mix.
While this would be a pretty extreme modification, it isn’t completely surprising offered how much focus Facebook has placed on Stories In 2015, Facebook’s primary product officer Chris Cox stated the Stories format was on track to go beyond feeds as the main method individuals share things. This could certainly speed up that shift, and there’s a great chance it’ll occur, whether users think they want it or not.
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— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 15, 2019
Angie Ronson is Editor-in-Chief at THRS. She covers the transformative impact of new technology on all sectors.