October 6, 2015 IBOMLLC Team

News Feed FYI: Building for All Connectivity

Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

By Chris Marra, Emerging Markets Product Manager at Facebook and Alex Sourov, Emerging Markets Engineering Manager at Facebook

People are coming online at a staggering rate in emerging markets and, in most cases, are doing so on mobile via 2G connections. In order to make sure another billion people can connect using Facebook we need to design features of the product that work seamlessly regardless of mobile network and device. What this means for those of us on the News Feed team is making sure people can load and scroll through News Feed on any connection speed. We’ve worked on a few updates recently to improve the experience so it works seamlessly and quickly for people in all parts of the world.

Taking connection speed into account

There are many factors we take into account in News Feed to make sure you’re seeing the most relevant stories for you – even the type of device you’re on or the speed of your mobile network or wifi connection. Taking this into account helps us determine what kinds of stories to show you in News Feed. For example, if you …read more

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