The first changes will focus on the variety and control in the user’s stream and include:
– Live updating: One of the most common requests is the ability to see your stream update automatically. We will be adding the ability to turn on auto updating in the near future so you no longer need to refresh the page.
– Photo tags: In order to surface more photos you might like to see, we’ll be adding photos tagged of your friends to the stream. This will happen in the coming weeks.
– More choices for applications: We’ve heard feedback that there is a lot of application content appearing in the stream. We will be giving you tools to control and reduce application content that your friends share into your stream.
In addition, the new changes will allegedly improve the Highlights section. Highlights will update more frequently and will show more content throughout the day to mirror more closely the content that the earlier News Feed provided.
Last but not least, Facebook announced that requests will be moved to the top of the right column and will provide an easier way to create a Friends List filter.