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Millions warned Facebook is shutting down popular feature forever

IT looks like Facebook is preparing to shutdown another news feature.

Some users have noticed that the social network is planning to stop offering news subscription linking from next month.


News takes another hit on FacebookCredit: @DavidClinchNews

News subscription linking is a feature that allows people who pay for a news site to easily access the publisher’s premium content and other features on Facebook.

News publishers and Facebook work together to identify whether news subscribers have Facebook accounts and are eligible to link them with their subscription.

This meant some subscriber content could appear in your News Feed.

But according to a screenshot circulating on Twitter, Facebook is planning to stop allowing it from February 6.

“News subscription linking will no longer be supported as of Feb. 6,” the site said.

“Your linked subscriptions will be unlinked from your Facebook account.”

The Mark Zuckerberg-founded site has is already discontinuing so-called Instant Articles later this year.

These help news stories you click on in Facebook load much faster.

And the tech giant has also killed off its Bulletin newsletter platform for journalists and writers.

It comes as Facebook is forced to tighten its spending amid tough financial times.

In November, the company laid off over 11,000 employees.

With the latest move, it seems Facebook could be willing to give up on news altogether.

Last year it was reported that the firm is rethinking million-dollar news deals.

As part of the agreement, Facebook pays to display stories in a dedicated Facebook News section on the site.

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