Facebook is divided into so many products today that it's hard to keep track of the social app if you're not a hardcore user. News Feed, Stories, Messenger are just some of the features that Facebook has provided to users over the years.
The reason why Facebook splits its app into so many parts is pretty simple: monetization. Well, it seems that the social giant has found a way to earn even more money by combining two of these traits, rather than sharing them: News Feed and Stories
TechCrunch reports on the changes made by Jane Manchun Wong indicates that Facebook is testing a new format that can combine news feed and stories into one hybrid carousel with just one swipe.
Lets default feeds and ads in stories in the same carousel placing users through them more often than not, resulting in more views and better content monetization.
Jane's GIF shows how a user seamlessly switches between a news feed story and a story video inside the hybrid carousel. The feature was discovered in the Android version of Facebook. However, if the company actually plans to make it available, it will be present on all supported platforms.