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  • Facebook adds a Snooze button for muting people, groups and Pages for 30 days

    Facebook adds a Snooze button for muting people, groups and Pages for 30 days

    Facebook today is launching a new feature designed to give users more control over what content they see in their News Feed: a “Snooze” button. The option, which will become available via the top-right dropdown menu on a post, will mute content from a person, Page or group for 30 days. The new feature can serve as a way to dial down the content you don’t want to see… Read More

  • Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activity

    Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activity

    As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared. In the most recent development, it looks like Facebook has quietly removed the Ticker, the box that used to appear to the right of your News Feed to summarize what all your friends have been liking, commenting on… Read More

  • Facebook will soon start ranking faster loading webpages higher in News Feed

    Facebook will soon start ranking faster loading webpages higher in News Feed

    Facebook today announced it will soon be rolling out a change to its News Feed that will increase the distribution of links to faster loading web pages – including those that use its own Instant Article format, it seems. The change will negatively impact Pages whose links load more slowly, the company also notes. The update to News Feed will roll out gradually in the months ahead… Read More

  • Facebook will give some longer videos a boost in the News Feed

    Facebook will give some longer videos a boost in the News Feed

    Facebook today is changing how it ranks the videos that appear in the News Feed, with the goal of better surfacing those that are more relevant to you. It’s a slight tweak, but one that could boost the visibility of longer videos, in some cases. It can be more of commitment to watch a longer video in full, of course – the content has to be interesting enough to keep your attention. Read More

  • Facebook’s News Feed just got better on slower connections

    Facebook’s News Feed just got better on slower connections

    Facebook’s News Feed has now been made even better for users with slow network connections – a project the social network has been working on for some time by revamping its underlying architecture to improve the way stories are ranked and displayed in the Facebook mobile application. With the latest series of improvements, Facebook will select which stories to show you based on… Read More

  • Instagram is switching its feed from chronological to best posts first

    Instagram is switching its feed from chronological to best posts first

    The average Instagram user misses 70 percent of what’s in their feed, including great photos with tons of Likes and posts by their best friends. So today Instagram announced it will start rearranging the order of posts in its feed. Rather than strictly reverse chronological, Instagram will order posts “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your… Read More

  • 20 New Ways Facebook Is Eating The Internet

    Facebook never, ever, ever wants you to leave. That’s why it’s replicating features from other apps and pulling content like videos and news articles inside its app. The more time you spend on Facebook, the more it accomplishes its “open and connected” mission, and the more money it makes by showing you ads. Here’s 20 new ways it’s assimilating the Internet… Read More

  • Facebook Rolls Out Simplified News Feed That Leaves Content And Ads Alone

    Facebook Rolls Out Simplified News Feed That Leaves Content And Ads Alone

    Facebook has gone through many iterations, and some growing pains, in its quest to find a happy balance between an interface that people love to use, and that will serve the best business purpose for ad-funded the social network. Starting today, Facebook will be embarking on another chapter in that story, with the rollout of a new look for its News Feed — announced last year but… Read More