Our mission with News Feed is to connect people with the stories that matter most to them, but if people’s News Feeds aren’t loading because of poor internet connection, we can’t show them the most relevant stories. People are coming online at a staggering rate in emerging markets and, in most cases, are doing so on mobile via 2G connections. To improve the Facebook experience so it works seamlessly and quickly for people in all parts of the world, we’re focused on designing News Feed to operate well regardless of device or network connection.
As a next step, today we are announcing ways to more efficiently show you relevant stories in your News Feed when you are on particularly slow internet connections. You can also now compose comments on posts when you are offline. The comments will appear to your friends when you next get a good internet connection.
None of these changes impact News Feed ranking. We are simply showing you the most relevant content as efficiently as possible. We’ll be testing and rolling this out over time to gather feedback.
Read more about these updates on our Engineering blog here.