Facebook says it is introducing new features to give people more control over what shows up in their news feeds.
The social network has come under intense scrutiny in recent years for how its algorithms promote content.
Now he says he’s testing controls to “adjust people’s ranking preferences” and customize the feed.
This includes, for example, increasing the number of messages from friends and family and decreasing those from groups and pages.
It will also make controls that already exist “easier to access,” he said – like the favorites and repeat functions, which largely live in a submenu of settings.
“We will start testing in countries around the world for a small percentage of people, gradually increasing in the coming weeks,” Facebook said in its announcement post.
“As part of this, people can now increase or decrease the amount of content they see from friends, family, groups and pages they’re connected to and topics that interest them in their feed preferences. topicality, “said the press release.
“We’re also making it easier to access existing controls, including favorites, repeat, untrack, and reconnect. We will begin testing in countries around the world with a small percentage of people, and we will gradually grow over the coming weeks. It’s part of our ongoing work to give people more control over the News Feed, so they see more of what they want and less of what they don’t. We will continue to share our progress as we test and learn, ”Facebook said.