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Facebook will turn off algorithmic ranking in News Feed

On Wednesday Facebook introduced numerous features to give users more control over their News Feed. This includes the ability to turn off the feed’s algorithmic ranking and display content in the order it was posted.

According to Facebook, it is making it easier to sort and browse News Feed and giving more control to users over what you see.

As per the statement issued by Facebook, “Now, you can control your commenting audience for a given public post by choosing from a menu of options ranging from anyone who can see the post to only the people and Pages you tag”.

Facebook recently launched ‘Favorites’ which is a new tool where the users can control and prioritize posts from the friends and Pages they care about more in News Feed.

Select up to 30 friends and Pages to include in Favorites, after this their posts will appear higher in ranked News Feed and can also be seen as a separate filter.

A user who uses Favorites frequently can access it from the Feed Filter Bar which is a new menu at the top of News Feed.

Feed Filter Bar can be accessed by Android app users when they scroll up on News Feed. The same feature will be available in the iOS app in the coming weeks.

Facebook further said, “By adjusting your commenting audience, you can further control how you want to invite conversation onto your public posts and limit potentially unwanted interactions”.

Apart from this Facebook is going to introduce a new tool that lets users limit who can comment on their posts and expanding the content covered by its “Why am I seeing this?” feature.

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