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Facebook changes News Feed priority to family and friends

Since News Feed was launched back in 2006, Facebook has been feeding users what they thought matters to them. This includes related posts, current events, and trending stories from family and friends. Also, they selects posts from publishers like us to your feed. Today, the social media giant is making a big change.


Over the next few weeks, Facebook is tweaking its News Feed prioritizing stories from your friends and family members before others. This tweak comes after the 2015 change that ensures you see posts from people in your friends’ lists. But how will Facebook rank the stories to feed users?

Initially, you’ll be seeing post from people you’ve chosen to “see first,” and then posts that Facebook thinks you’ll be interested to react, like, or share. These are post you mostly interact with. For example, you always like your crush’s picture, then you’ll see more of him or her once your feed loads. You’ll then less likely to see post from people you don’t talk to.

As for the Pages you’ve liked, they will be ranked based on their content and, again, your interaction with them. So liking posts from your favorite pages will help them rank up to your feed. With all these algorithm, Facebook affirms that they will not favor or be biased against any stories for its users to see, like political posts, current events, and editorials.

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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1 Response

  1. John Paolo says:

    2006? There was no news feed back in 2006, there was The Wall. Research please

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