25 More Cities Are Being Added to Facebook’s Today In Local News Test

The social network is also experimenting with alerts from first responders

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Facebook added 25 more U.S. cities to the test group for its Today In destination for local news.

The social network began testing Today In with mobile users in six U.S. cities in January—Billings, Mont.; Binghamton, N.Y.; Little Rock, Ark.; New Orleans; Olympia, Wash.; and Peoria, Ill.—and local news product manager Anthea Watson Strong announced in a Facebook Media blog post that the test would be expanded over the next few weeks.

Today In is accessible via the more menu in Facebook’s flagship mobile applications for users in the test cities, or they can opt in to receive daily updates of the most popular Today In updates in their News Feeds.

Types of content available via Today In include weather, updates from community organizations (volunteer opportunities, local crime, safety, other community information), recent news stories from local publishers with Facebook pages, events, discussions in groups and local community groups to join.

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