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Last Updated on December 13, 2021 by Josh

Facebook Is Testing with New News Feed Restrictions

Facebook revealed that it is testing a feature that will give users more control over what they see on the network.

For English-speaking users, the test will be available on Facebook’s app. It adds three new sub-menus to Facebook’s menu to control what appears in the News Feed: friends and family, organizations and pages, and public figures. Users in the trial can keep the ratio of those posts in their feed at “normal” or change it to more or less, based on their preferences.

Key takeaways:

  • Anyone in the test can do the same for topics, indicating what they want to view and what they don’t want to see.
  • The test will affect “a small fraction of people” around the world, according to Facebook, before gradually expanding in the coming weeks.
  • Facebook will also expand a mechanism that allows advertisers to opt-out of appearing next to topics like “news and politics,” “social concerns,” and “crime and tragedy.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/11/18/facebook-newsfeed-controls-test/

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