Facebook's New Update Will Make All That Stalking You Do So Much Easier


You can now fill a majority of your Facebook News Feed with updates you're actually interested in.

According to Mashable, the social network unveiled four features currently available in the Facebook iOS app, but desktop and Android versions will soon follow.

To access these options, go to the "more" section and click on "News Feed Preferences."

The menu now allows you to prioritize which accounts show up at the top of your homepage, unfollow accounts so their updates never appear and reconnect with accounts you unfollowed.

It also suggests a series of previously unvisited pages related to pages you like as well as those liked by users with similar tastes.

The prioritize feature asks you to pick up to 30 people whose updates will be the first things you'll see in your News Feed.

These posts will have stars to signify they've been prioritized.

Greg Marra, Facebook's product manager for News Feed, told Mashable this option was conceived out of the idea users would enjoy the opposite of the "unfollow" feature.

He said,

Marra also mentioned the page recommendations could be helpful for intriguing, up-and-coming companies that would otherwise go unnoticed due to Facebook's constant flood of indistinguishable posts.

Before the "News Feed Preferences" menu, he said, the only way Facebook could better a user's experience was by monitoring clicks and likes.

Marra said,

If you don't use the "News Feed Preferences" menu, your News Feed will remain as is.

Desktop and Android users can expect to have these features available within the next few weeks.

Citations: Facebooks latest News Feed change lets you pick who you see first (Mashable)