Home Facebook Games Will Start Appearing In The Mobile News Feed

Facebook Games Will Start Appearing In The Mobile News Feed

Facebook has announced that it is testing game stories in the mobile news feed. Now everyone will see which games their friends are playing the most. Every week the news feed is becoming increasingly cluttered, prompting Facebook engineers to tweak the news feed algorithm. The fact that games will show up in the mobile news feed seems like great news for gamers, but what about everyone else?

Facebook has also updated the bookmarks counter on the left rail. Once a user clicks on the notification, it will clear. Previously, these counters would only clear after the request expired or the developer deleted it.

The current iteration of the Facebook news feed gives users two options: sort by highlighted stories first or sort by recent stories first.

Among the other news feed noise, Facebook recently added sponsored stories to the news ticker.

Earlier this week, Facebook told us that come 2012, sponsored stories would start showing up in the news feed.

Gamers who care about what their friends are playing will welcome this new information in the news feed. For everyone else, it’ll just be another story to hide.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.