At f8, Facebook Developers Could Get a Smarter Way to Structure Their News Feed Stories
While Facebook product launches tend to get the most speculation before the f8 developer conference — there are 750 million users who care, after all — the company has often used the conference to push grand presentations that instead target developers.
That trend may be the case again next Thursday, we’re hearing from a trusted source with some knowledge of what the company has planned.
Developers might be getting new access to Facebook’s news feed, building off of the graph API that Facebook presented at last year’s f8. They’d be able to provide new structure to the information they share into the news feed, allowing Facebook’s news feed algorithm to present it to the audience most likely to find it relevant and engage with it.