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Facebook Kills News Ticker, But Only for Some

by Fox Van Allen on August 22, 2013

Facebook signonFarewell, news ticker, we hardly knew ye. Numerous Facebook users around the world are reporting that the News Ticker feature has been removed from their Facebook page.

Facebook has been testing a number of different redesigns this year, one of which jettisons the news ticker entirely. It’s possible that the disappearance of the news ticker is part of a slow rollout of a new Facebook design. Or, of course, it could just be a glitch.

The good news for voyeurs: The news ticker isn’t being killed off; it’s being moved and renamed the All Friends feed. If you’ve already got the new, ticker-free Facebook design, you’ll be able to find All Friends in the new right-hand menu.

Personally, I won’t waste much time mourning the loss of my news ticker, if and when it happens. Mine is filled with marginal friends commenting on pictures of people I don’t know and uninteresting Likes of companies and contests I couldn’t care less about. The social network’s new algorithm-driven news feed seems superior to the old ticker in every way.


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