Facebook has unveiled a new newsfeed feature dedicated exclusively to Facebook pages.

The new feature, that can be accessed at www.facebook.com/pages/feed, shows ‘stories’ only from Facebook Pages that the user has subscribed to.

The idea seems to be to allow users to track news more effectively, while keeping out personal updates from Facebook friends out of the way.

“I used to rely primarily on Twitter for news and stuff. This comes in really handy,” says Nitin Desai, a college student based in New Delhi.

Facebook has evolved largely as a personal tool to help users keep upto date with what is happening to and with their friends and family, while Twitter has largely occupied the public space. Political discussions, gathering and dissemination of information and other activities in which users need to reach out beyond their immediately friend and family circles.

(Now you can get topic-based alerts via WhatsApp)
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