Facebook Just Killed This Major Homepage Feature

Esequiel Farfan
Diciembre 12, 2017

The Ticker was informative but controversial, and was nicknamed the "creeper feed" by users.

There is a possibility that Facebook removed Ticker as it was a reminder of Old Facebook, but now the social-giant is getting more trimmed and polished about its positioning, so the offer to keep tabs on other people might not be appropriate in view of Facebook's role today.

That's because it allowed you to monitor every single thing your friends did on Facebook, and stalk them easily.

It can not be said with clarity that why Facebook made a decision to chop the Ticker, but it has been contacted for putting some light on this matter. Sometime back during the last week, on a thread in Facebook's Help Community initiated by some user, an authoritative and verified member of the social giant's help team simply revealed that "This feature is no longer available", indicating that even any further queries are no more entertained.

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The Ticker feed used to live in the top-right corner of the screen on the desktop site. The curated News Feed is where it's at. However, unless you were looking for it, Facebook's official statement could be easily missed.

Its disappearance marks a huge shift for Facebook, which introduced it at the same time it launched the algorithmic News Feed, which prioritises the updates, pages and ads Facebook thinks you'll be most interested in.

It could also be a case of "out with the old and in with the new" for Facebook. "Click on anything in ticker to see the full story and chime in - without losing your place". However its not new for Facebook as it removes features that are not used or are not progressing.

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