Facebook has refreshed its News Feed, making it easier to get rid of boring brand updates and annoying friends’ baby pictures.
The social network is giving users more control over what they see in the News Feed, no doubt to get people to spend more time on Facebook.
The News Feed settings now show a list of users, Pages, and Groups that have been cluttering up your feed, allowing you to unfollow them or request that you don’t see any more updates from them.
Facebook explained in a blog post: “News Feed settings will now show a list of the top people, Pages, and Groups that you’ve seen in your News Feed over the past week. You can choose to sort by people, Pages, or Groups posts, or see an overall summary.
“Unfollow any friend, Page, or Group if you don’t want to see their stories in your News Feed. You can also see who you’ve unfollowed in the past and can choose to re-follow them at anytime.”
Facebook is also expanding the feature that allows users to hide stories straight from the News Feed. Now when you click on the little grey arrow next to a post, you will be asked if you want to see fewer posts from that person or Page.
If you don’t want to see any more from that person or Page, you will also be given a quick way to unfollow them.
Facebook’s refreshed News Feed is available now on the desktop and mobile versions.
This isn’t the first time Facebook has cracked down on guff in News Feed. The firm announced earlier this year that it will reduce the amount of third-party spam showing up on the social network.
This article was originally published on the Inquirer.
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