Kurt Wagner / ReCode - 2 years ago
  • Facebook will now let some publishers add a “breaking” tag to news stories, making it easier for readers to identify news while scrolling through their feed.
  • The new label is part of a test, and publishers will have the option to leave the tag on a story for as little as 15 minutes or as long as six hours.
  • Right now, adding the tag to a post does not boost that post higher in users’ feeds, though it could in the future.
  • Facebook has been considering a breaking news tag for a while, as Recode previously reported.