Facebook News is a new destination within the Facebook app. It will feature news from leading national, local and lifestyle outlets.
It is designed to put original journalism front and centre for new audiences. It will also provide news publishers with more opportunities for advertising and subscriptions. This is just the beginning of Facebook’s international investment in news.
In the UK, Facebook News will show users the top headlines for the day next to their personalised news feed. During major cycles of news, such as Covid-19, Facebook will provide timely news digests and authoritative reporting for the biggest stories. Users will have control over the stories they see and they’ll be able to explore news from a variety of outlets.