Facebook Tests Displaying Friends' Photos On Homepage

Facebook appears to be testing a new version of the homepage which includes friends' photo albums.

Facebook appears to be testing a new version of the homepage which includes friends’ photo albums.

For the past few months Facebook has been testing many different types of Facebook-owed application promotions in order to increase engagement on the site. Apparently the latest test is an attempt to get more users viewing albums, since photos are one of the primary activities that users engage in on the site. In addition to promoting photos we’ve seen Facebook promote events as well.

Ultimately this could simply be a test, however the content which is displayed on the homepage on any given day is a good indicator of what applications Facebook is encouraging users to engage with more. Currently on my homepage I have a promotion for Facebook Questions, which leads me to believe that the current photos widget is either based on user behavior or alternatively is simply a test. What is currently being displayed in your homepage sidebar?
Thanks to Eti Suruzon for the tip!

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