Facebook Quietly Tones Down The Ticker

The social network appears to be testing modifications of the ticker to see whether any of them placate users, but this comes well after complaints have quieted down.

Have you noticed your ticker changing?

Facebook appears to be testing slight modifications of the homepage ticker.

The ticker now defaults to half of the original size, at most.

There’s no longer an option to maximize or minimize the ticker’s size by dragging a thin grey line over the feature.

Sometimes the feature appears in the top half of the right-hand column, other times in the bottom portion or the middle.

Roughly half of the time, the label “Ticker” appears across the top of the feature.

Wherever the ticker appears initially, it doesn’t remain fixed on the screen when I scroll down; it didn’t before, but since Facebook has recently tested fixed navigation bars on the site, it’s worth noting whether certain features stay in place or move.

The ticker appears differently on my own homepage than what a friend’s screen looked like. Said party wouldn’t let me share the screenshot, so readers, please feel free to forward images to us for comparison.

Facebook is probably testing the modifications to see whether any of them placate users, but this comes well after complaints about the ticker have quieted down.

Readers, what does the ticker look like on your screen right now?