The social media giant, Facebook, follows the example of Twitter and allows users more control over their News Feed.
In a blog post late Wednesday, the company introduced a tool that would allow users to “control more” to see a non-algorithmic version of News Feed. The tool, called Favorites, allows users to prioritize posts from friends and the pages they follow in the News Feed. While that does not guarantee a non-algorithmic news feed, it does remove some of the effects of the recommended algorithms.
“By selecting up to 30 friends and pages to be added to favorites, their posts will appear on top of the News Feed set and can be viewed as a separate filter. People who use Favorites can often find it in Feed Filter Bar, a new menu at the top of News Feed,” the company said in a post. this blog. The “Feed Filter Bar” includes the settings for viewing the most recent posts and allows users to switch between “Algorithm-based News Feeds” and feeds organized in the order of posts.
The company also introduced a tool that allows users to control who can comment on their public posts. Users will find a menu of options that allow them to choose who can see their public posts – this includes anyone’s settings and only people and pages tagged in posts. If that sounds familiar, it’s because Twitter introduced a similar feature last year, which allows users to control who comments on their tweets.
“By customizing your commenting audience, you can continue to control how you want to invite conversations to your public posts and limit contact that may be unwanted. , “said the company.