"One of the most requested features for Facebook is to make sure people don't miss friends' posts," Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post this morning.
So today we're launching a Feeds tab where you can see posts from your friends, groups, Pages, and more separately in chronological order."
The Feeds tab is part of a broader reclamation of algorithm-free zones on social media.
Twitter reintroduced the radical concept of showing tweets in the order they were sent in 2018.
Instagram introduced similarly chronological Following and Favorites views in March, when its main feed began injecting more suggested posts as well.
Those who consider themselves starved for simpler times may find that their newly sequential Feeds tab doesn't offer much sustenance.
If anything, my experience using chronological Facebook for two weeks this spring reinforced just how few people I know still post there with any regularity.
The brands are going strong,
but is that who you're looking to spend more time with...?
Your mileage will vary, of course, depending on how active your social circle is on Facebook these days and how many, say, media outlets you follow.
(Facebook may be breaking up with news, but based on the first 20 or so posts at the top of my "Most Recent" feed Wednesday evening, the feeling is not mutual.)
Fortunately, as on Instagram, you can add "Favorites" to your Feeds tab, highlighting the people and Pages you actually want to see updates from.
Whether they're posting anything in the first place remains an issue, but at least you won't have to scroll so far to find them when they do.
And while there are still ads in Feeds, it's mercifully bereft of "Suggested for you" posts.