The new Facebook Today In local news and information section provides users with updates about their communities across for over 400 US cities…
Facebook Today In, Local News Section, Launches in 400 US Cities
Facebook Today In covers more than 400 US cities and it’s available by going into the hamburger menu on the mobile app (the three horizontal lines at the top right) and scrolling down to find “Today In…”
Here’s part of the announcement:
“Today In aggregates local news and community information in a separate section within the Facebook app. People who live in a city where Today In is currently available can visit this section directly, and they can choose to turn on local updates to start seeing a collection of local news more regularly in their News Feed.
We’ve seen that people value Today In for helping them stay informed about what’s happening nearby, finding information that directly impacts their day, and discovering ways to support their local community through events or volunteer opportunities.”
Facebook is likewise testing local alerts from governments and first responders:
“In addition to expanding the availability of Today In, we’re running a test with over 100 local government and first responder Pages to help them communicate time-sensitive and need-to-know information to people on Facebook.”