Facebook is rolling out their new feature in their facebook app where it will have a city-specific local information and latest news, happenings and events, the features will also include announcements available in all of its platform.
This test is currently live for a new section called ‘Today In’ in various US cities, according to reports, on the ongoing test, from the company spokesperson. The cities targeted include New Orleans, Little Rock, Billings, Peoria, Olympia, and Binghamton.
Those Users, testing markets will be able to access the feature through the down-right menu button on Facebook.
It was reported that a machine learning (ML) software will power the “Today In” section, helping a a user to find his local content easily.
Local news publishers will be approved by Facebook’s News Partnerships team, which is being headed by NBC news anchor Campbell Brown, according to a report.
The move comes as part of Facebook’s Journalism Project announced in January last year to curb the spread of fake news on its platform and build out local news partnerships, the spokesperson said.
Last year, the social media giant also tested products to connect its users to local news, including the Facebook Local standalone app.