Facebook has rolled out new filters in settings that gives users more control over what they see on their News Feeds. The new settings are launched on desktop and will be coming to mobile apps over the next few weeks.
The new news Feed settings will now show a list of the top people, Groups and pages that you’ve seen in your News Feed over the past week. Users can choose to sort by pages, people or Groups posts, or see an overall summary of their newsfeed. The filters allow you to unfollow any friend, Group or page if you don’t want to see their stories in your News Feed. Alternatively users can also see who they have unfollowed in the past and re-follow them at anytime.
The new filters allows users to hide specific posts from certain people by clicking on the grey arrow at the corner of the post. Users also get an option to see fewer stories from a particular user, or alternatively stop following them completely. Read: Facebook reportedly working on an app for anonymity
Product manager Greg Marra said in a blog post, "Unfollow any friend, Page or Group if you don’t want to see their stories in your News Feed. You can also see who you’ve unfollowed in the past and can choose to re-follow them at anytime."
"If you see a story you’re not interested in or don’t want to see, you can tap the arrow in the top right of that story to hide it. Starting today, when you hide a story you’ll have the option to ask to see less from that person or Page," he added.