Facebook users who have too many virtual friends in their list would spend hours scrolling down their news feed just to see what else is new with their real buddies. Sometimes this can be annoying and they just give up, missing out on things that might interest them.
Fortunately, Facebook is not just taking users for granted, resting assured that they will forever remain faithful to their social network, so they are trying to do anything in their power to help.
In their constant attempt to improve user experience, the biggest social network in the world has recently added its brand new feature called “See First”, which enables people to have a better control over their news feed.
“We are always exploring new ways to improve the Facebook experience, and are currently running a small test of a feature that lets you indicate that you’d like to see posts from a specific person or Page at the top of your News Feed,” said a representative of Facebook.
This is going to be a button that will appear on user profiles and will enable users to decide on the priorities in their news feed. Therefore, people will have the possibility to mark the things they want to see first.
It will make it easier for everybody to see their best friend’s posts or statuses or read the titles of articles or clips that might interest them the most.
By using the new feature, you actually will have more control on what appears on your Facebook page.
Facebook was heading in that direction anyway, given the fact that they had already given their users the possibility to select the posts they did not particularly want to appear in their newsfeed by simply clicking “unfollow”. This does not mean that the person is not in your list of friends, but just that you are not interested in his or her statuses or posts.
Thus, it was only a matter of time before Facebook went to the next level and allowed you to decide on what you want to read first.
This will also help the California-based company collect data for its advertisers, so it is basically a win-win situation.
However, Facebook is very unlikely to stop here. It was said they are already working on new algorithms to help it better determine what the best news are for you, so that your experience on the social network is as personalized as possible.
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