Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activity

As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared. In the most recent development, it looks like Facebook has quietly removed the Ticker, the box that used to appear to the right of your News Feed to summarize what all your friends have been liking, commenting on, and generally doing on the social network.

The removal has come after several weeks of people reporting the feature suddenly disappearing for them. Sometime in the last week, on a thread in Facebook’s Help Community started by one of those users, a verified member of the Facebook help team simply announced that “This feature is no longer available.” The question has also now been closed to…

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