New Facebook Tool Makes Needed Tweaks to Your News Feed
Frustrated with your Facebook’s News Feed? It’s time for some much-needed changes.
News Feed has become one of the most important places to visit the internet. Almost, on a daily basis, people from all over the world log-in to their accounts to see what their friends and family members are up to.
It is also among the most important locations for digital publishers and game developers. If I call your news feed the town square of Facebook, it wouldn’t be wrong.
That is the reason whenever the biggest social network in existence makes even the slightest of changes, it creates a huge buzz over the internet.
Facebook has made some changes and rolled out a new tool, in order to let users decide what does and does not appear on their News Feed.
From now on, whenever a user decide to hide a post from their timeline and choose to click on “I don’t want to see this” option, he/she will be asked a bunch of questions about why they don’t want to see this? Do they want to unfollow this page and delete the friend who uploaded this? or see this type of posts less.
By using this new tool, you can finally get rid of those excessive sharers, picture uploaders and link-share addicts. It is a pretty neat way to clean up your News Feed and adjust it according to your needs.
Facebook has made it really easy to remove those unwanted brands and celebrity updates as well as push aside pages which promote themselves too much.
Furthermore, the “Edit Your News Feed” feature will show the list of the chattiest friends, groups etc, and asks you if you want to unfollow them, in addition to a list of friends and groups you already unfollowed. So you can make sure that you haven’t unfollowed anyone by accident.
During a Q&A session, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg stated:
There’s this inherent conflict in the system, though. Are we trying to optimize News Feed to give each person, all of you guys, the best experience when you’re reading? Or are we trying to help businesses just reach as many people as possible? And in every decision that we make, we optimize for the first, for making it so that for the people that we serve that use Facebook and are reading News Feed get the very best experience that they can.
Facebook has been been talking to random fans and allowing them to visit their California campus. During these visits, they ask users how they use the app and what improvements they would like to see. All of this has led to this new addition and we can expect more changes and improvement to the News Feed in the future.