Users would be able to move between the daily news feed, the most recent updates, and a news feed that highlights posts from your “favourite” instead of relying solely on Facebook’s algorithm to see what they see. It’s a reverse-chronological feed, essentially.
Users can already see their feed sorted by most recent posts on Facebook, but those choices are hidden in a settings menu. The Feed Filter Bar’s basic concept is to simply filter the content shared with you by your friends and the pages you follow.
In a blog post, Facebook product manager Ramya Sethuraman said, “This new tool is the latest example of how we’re helping you monitor and curate your News Feed to better represent who you are as your interests and goals evolve.” “We just want to keep assisting you in understanding why you see the material on News Feed that you do.”
According to Facebook, the feature is planned to be rolled out for Android devices, with iOS users having it in the coming weeks. It’s still unclear though when the functionality will be available on Facebook’s web version.
The Feed Filter Bar is an addition to the
Favourites feature, which was introduced last October.
Favourites menu lets you choose up to 30 friends and pages whose posts are prioritised in the ranked News Feed and can be viewed individually in the new Feed Filter Bar.