If your sick of ad posts and invitations to CandyCrush (and I will unfriend the next person who does this) on your Facebook feed, then rejoice: the social network has decided to give you a bit of leeway in choosing what you want to see.
Facebook has announced the introduction of updated News Feed controls so you can see more of the stuff you care about and not have to know every time your friend John likes a post on the local stamp collectors social club page.
“We know that ultimately you’re the only one who truly knows what is most meaningful to you and that is why we want to give you more ways to control what you see,” the company said on its blog.
Sometimes posts from your friends get buried under all that clutter and you may end up not seeing them at all. Now, you can select which posts from friends and pages you want to see at the top of your News Feed by heading over to the News Feed preferences settings and tap on a friend’s profile picture to see their posts first.
This will pushes anything they’ve posted since you logged on to appear at the top of your News Feed, with all other posts from other friends and pages following after.
Unfollowing a friend, page or group’s posts has now been made easier. Previously, you had to go to their profile and tick “unfollow” but a new tool lets unfollow multiple accounts from one page in the preferences settings. You can also choose to refollow anyone you unfollowed in the past from the same page.
You can find the Facebook News Feed preferences under the App Settings tab in the app.
The features are only available for iOS for now and will be coming to Android and the web version in the coming weeks.[Source and images – Facebook]