Facebook will reportedly launch content-specific news feeds

Overhaul includes a photos feed for Facebook and Instagram images, as well as a revamped music feed with concert schedules and new album information.

Facebook will reportedly unveil on Thursday new ways for people to filter their news feeds.

The changes will include a photos feed of users' Facebook and Instagram images, as well as a music feed that will allow people to share what they are listening to, sources tell Tech Crunch. Bigger images are also expected in the Web and mobile versions.

The revamped news feed design will allow users to choose among different content-specific feeds, these sources said. A revamped music feed will include information about what tunes friends are listening to on streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio, as well as offer concert schedules and information about new albums.

The changes are also said to include larger images and link posts, especially for ads. Tech Crunch says ads "will become more vivid and noticeable," which presumably is part of the company's efforts to wring more revenue from the Web as people increasingly access the network on mobile devices.

CNET has contacted Facebook for comment and will update this report when we learn more.

The social network sent out invitations late last week that invited the media to "come see a new look for News Feed." The invitations were sent the same day that a new look for Timeline was spotted in New Zealand , a country where Facebook typically tests new features. The layout sported a single-column for all the posts and updates on the user's Timeline, instead of two columns.

Facebook's press event is set for 10 a.m. PT Thursday, and CNET will bring you all the news from the Facebook HQ as it happens.

 

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