Some Facebook iOS users who installed the social network’s most recent update, version 7.0, received access to a new feature, Highlights, under a new tab, People.
Previously, users could visit Facebook pages and choose to see posts from their friends. However, as sister site Inside Facebook discovered recently, that option is no longer there. Now, users can only see posts by the pages and posts by fans, but not posts by their friends.
What can $7 buy these days? If you’re a Facebook user in the U.S. with fewer than 5,000 friends and subscribers, $7 can buy you a promoted post, as the social network officially announced the launch of a test of the feature.
I knew something was missing from the Facebook homepage for the past few days but not until this morning did I realize what was now absent: highlights. For those unaware of what feed highlights were, they were supposed to be the most relevant stories for a user. I noticed more recently that many of the feed stories weren’t very relevant to me and apparently many other users realized the same thing because now they’re gone.