Facebook Rolls Out a Stand-alone News Service in Its Mobile App

This could be an olive branch for publishers using the platform

Three smartphones showing off the different news settings people can set for Facebook's news service
Facebook News is debuting to a subset of the company’s U.S. audience. Facebook

Facebook announced it’s rolling out a standalone news tab in its mobile app today in an effort to highlight the journalism from hundreds of news publishers—and paying those that take part.

@swodinsky shoshana.wodinsky@adweek.com Shoshana Wodinsky is Adweek's platforms reporter, where she covers the financial and societal impacts of major social networks. She was previously a tech reporter for The Verge and NBC News.