If you’re one of the Facebook users who hates the News Ticker, here’s some good news for you. Facebook is now letting users hide the ticker! As you can see in the image below, you can hide the ticker by clicking on the little arrow icon in the upper right hand corner. When you click it again, the news ticker reappears.
Facebook’s help section says, “On larger screens, you can resize ticker by dragging the horizontal bar between ticker and chat up and down.”
The news ticker debuted before Facebook launched Timeline. A recent article in ReadWriteWeb.com says, “Perhaps that was part of the user pushback on it, another part being the fact that many of the same stories appeared in both the news feed and the news ticker.”
Do you like the news ticker? Or will you start hiding it now?