Facebook launches News hub in the UK

Anne Freer | January 28, 2021

App Business

Facebook launched its dedicated news hub in the UK after it announced plans to do so last month.

The Facebook News hub has been live in the USA since 2019 already. It features top news stories from the day.

The news topics that are featured in a user’s feed are personalised to their interests but can also be personalised further by the users themselves.

In addition, the social network wants to add news digest and original reports.

Among its UK launch partners were notable media power houses like Channel 4 News, Daily Mail Group, DC Thomson, Financial Times, Sky News, and Telegraph Media Group.

Existing partners include Archant, Conde Nast, The Economist, ESI Media, Guardian Media Group, Hearst, Iliffe, JPI Media, Midland News Association, Reach, STV and more.

It’s not clear whether Facebook will making investments into its News Hub. Publishers stand to earn millions of pounds from the roll-out.

In the future, the News hub could come to France and Germany where negotiations are ongoing.

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