Sick of scrolling through photos of peoples' kids in your Facebook News Feed when all you really care about are recipe and style posts? Now there's an easy way to see just what you want — and remain blissfully unaware about all the other crap people post.
Facebook is testing new topic-based feeds within its iOS mobile app and on the desktop. First spotted by Twitter user Jason Stein, who posted about it on Tuesday, the feature lets you swipe to view narrowed-down News Feeds focused on things like style, food, and news headlines.
Facebook is adding customizable interest-based feeds. A newspaper made up of all the world's newspapers. pic.twitter.com/Ll7pib6Mb5
— Jason Stein (@jasonwstein) December 29, 2015
You'll also be able to choose from topics like sports, pets and animals, health and fitness, politics, music, entertainment, travel, science and technology, and games. Of course, rest assured that your traditional News Feed with a mashup of your friends' baby photos, political rants, and posts from Pages you like will not be going away.
"People have told us they'd like new options to see and have conversations about more stories on Facebook around specific topics they're interested in," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to PCMag.com Wednesday. "So we are testing feeds for people to view different stories from people and Pages based on topic areas."
Those with access to this new feature will find these feeds in their Bookmarks, located underneath Favorites, or via a navigation bar under Search.
Meanwhile, Facebook users should be cautious of a scam making the rounds on the social network as of late. Messages claiming you can earn a piece of Mark Zuckerberg's wealth by simply copying and pasting a message to your feed are bogus.