Facebook to Let Users Mute Words In Their News Feed
Facebook today said it is testing a new feature for the News Feed called Keyword Snooze. The tool lets people temporarily hide posts that contain certain keywords. The keywords can be pulled directly from the type of post the user doesn't want to see, such as something with a TV or movie plot line spoiler. Facebook says keywords that are snoozed won't be visible in the News Feed for a period of 30 days, after which the words will be unsnoozed automatically. Facebook didn't say how long it will test the feature before making it permanent.
May 22, 2018
Instagram today rolled out a new tool called mute, what is describes as a new way for people to control what they see in their Instagram feed. "The new feature lets you hide posts in [your] feed from certain accounts, without unfollowing them.
Dec 15, 2017
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.
May 17, 2018
Instagram today made it possible to share feed posts directly to stories. The latest version of the app includes tools that make it easy to share a post published in your feed to your own story as a sticker where your friends and followers can see and interact with it.
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Aug 15, 2017
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.