It was only a day after Mark Zuckerberg mentioned that social network was working on adding more ways to let the users control content that appears on News Feed, Product Manager, Greg Marra announced the coming of new News Feed settings.
In a Newsroom post, Marra revealed that News Feed settings aim at allowing the users to unfollow and refollow friends, groups, and pages quickly. These will be available on mobile and desktop Friday onwards. He has also introduced the new ways by which users can give feedback about the content that shows up in the News Feeds. The feature will be available on desktop on Friday and mobile in the coming weeks.
Here's what Marra wrote:
“News Feed settings will now show a list of the top people, pages and groups that you’ve seen in your News Feed over the past week. You can choose to sort by people, pages or groups posts, or see an overall summary. 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 refollow them at any time.
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 Friday, when you hide a story, you’ll have the option to ask to see less from that person or page.
If you choose to see less, you are then given the option to unfollow them if you don’t want to see any of their stories in your News Feed. You can always visit News Feed settings to see everything you’ve unfollowed and have the option to refollow them”.Facebook Introduces New Ways to Control News Feeds!,