Among the number of many recent tweaks, Facebook now understands who you want to “See First”, a feature that helps users further prioritize their interests in the News Feed. While it seems every single change to the social networking website is met with complaining, this one is likely to diminish the number of unnecessary objections.
The company is now introducing “See First”, an option for its users to set in what order they want to see posts when they open up the homepage. They can prioritize posts from close friends or accounts that hold their interest, while letting posts from that person we all have in our list, who is a friend of another friend that you just had to accept their friendship request, fall further down the list.
This offers users further control over what’s happening on their News Feed by coming up with a new algorithm to pick and choose what’s displayed on the homepage. It’s admittedly “not perfect”, but it certainly will be a way for the company to keep things fresh and interactive.
The world of social media has been rapidly growing and it’s not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. With names such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the lead, others like Snapchat and Tumblr aren’t that far behind.
This puts pressure for the companies to keep things moving, an opportunity that Facebook definitely grasps to make sure that no one slides in front of them. With its continuous tweaks and fixes, the company ensures that their services will remain entertaining and never go stale.
“See First” is just the latest way of keeping users engaged and active, and it’s the most apparent one since the update in November of last year when it allowed them the option of ‘unfollowing’ people without ‘unfriending’.
This change is similar, only instead of perhaps giving the more negative message of ‘I don’t want to be bothered by your posts’ to ‘Your posts are the most interesting ones and the first thing I want to see’.
Interestingly enough, the update was the aftereffect of a survey done by Facebook who found that users experienced “fear of missing out”. Meaning that they were far more concerned with missing out on what their loved ones posted in the pile of posts than they were bothered by updates from lesser known people in their friends list.
The added customization fixed that problem, along with offering a few other choices. In addition to the ‘Prioritize Who To See First’ section, users can now know for sure who is crowding their News Feed and unfollow them, they can easily reconnect with friends they have unfollowed in the past, and they can discover new pages through Facebook’s date on your tastes.
The update has already rolled out for iOS and Android, to come soon on desktop browsers as well.
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