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2:19 pm on Jul 9, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Facebook has added additional control for users on the content you want to see at the top of your newsfeed. It's indicating that the new control prioritises what you see at the top of the newsfeed.
I notice that it refers to "Pages," and that's been a bugbear of mine for a while. I want to see what's happening about a particular Page, but I just don't see the updates. I don't know yet whether it will give Pages any better prominence than they have now, which is pretty poor, imho.

I also don't know how much additional scrolling it might mean.

This update is coming to iOS today, with Desktop and Android rolling out in the coming weeks.


To help prioritize stories, and make sure you donít miss posts from particular friends and Pages, you can now select which friends and Pages you would like to see at the top of your News Feed. Facebook Updates News Feed Control For More User Flexibility [newsroom.fb.com]
Helping you find new Pages to follow can help you connect with publishers, artists and businesses you might be interested in. Based on the types of Pages youíve liked in the past, you can discover new Pages in order to get more of the stories you care about.
With an updated design of the tools we previously launched, you can now see a list of the top people, Pages and groups that youíve seen in your News Feed over the past week, and choose to unfollow any friend, Page or group if you donít want to see their updates. You can also see who youíve unfollowed in the past and choose to re-follow them at any time.
9:05 pm on July 9, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I was just playing around with this. I'm not sure I like it as I enjoy the randomness of the posts that are on my feed. That being said, I can see a possible benefit for pages if they can figure out a way to entice people to have them change their news feed preferences so that they see them first in their feed.
 

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