Facebook Gives Everyone More Control Over News Feed
Facebook today announced new tools that allow people to fine-tune what they see in their News Feed. It has added a series of preferences that make it possible to select which friends and Pages appear at the top of the News Feed. Tapping a friend's profile picture, for example, will boost their posts to the top of the News Feed. Facebook also made it simpler to discover new Pages to follow through a dashboard with suggestions based on Pages the user has liked in the past. Last, Facebook updated some previously released tools that let users see a week's worth of posts from their top people, Pages, and groups. Moreover, users can unfollow and re-follow friends, Pages, and groups at any time. The redesigned News Feed controls are available to the iOS app beginning today, and will reach Android devices and the web in the weeks ahead.
Facebook to Let You Snooze Annoying Friends and Pages
Facebook today rolled out a new feature for its News Feed that will allow people to temporarily silence friends, pages, and other content they don't want to see. Selecting the new Snooze tool, which appears in the drop-down menu on individual posts, lets people unfollow any person or page for 30 days.
Facebook Video to Turn Up the Volume
Facebook is making several big changes to how it treats video on mobile devices. First, sound will fade in and fade out as users scroll past videos in their News Feed as long as the phone's volume is turned on.
Facebook Tweaks News Feed Yet Again, Also Adjusts Camera Behaviors
Facebook today announced several forthcoming changes to the central news feed design that should make it easier for people to tell what's going on. For example, conversation threads will more clearly show who is replying to whom.
Facebook Changes News Feed to 'Bring People Closer Together'
Facebook has more changes in store for the News Feed in an effort to promote meaningful interactions between people. In the simplest terms, Facebook said its algorithms will prioritize posts from friends and family over public content.
Facebook Wants People to Talk About Holidays and Events
Facebook today said it plans to offer people conversation starters about holidays, programs, and events that take place locally as well as around the world. The new Messages from Facebook will populate the top of users' News Feeds and each will focus on a specific moment or event.