Facebook is rolling out a set of controls to help people manage their News Feed when using the social network on the iPhone and iPad app.
Jacob Frantz, product manager at Facebook, explained in a Facebook blog post that the new controls make it easier to curate what appears in the Facebook News Feed.
"We're always working to improve and personalise your News Feed experience. We know that ultimately you're the only one who truly knows what is most meaningful to you, and that is why we want to give you more ways to control what you see," he said.
"We've redesigned and expanded Facebook's News Feed Preferences to give you more control."
To do this Facebook has introduced more functionality into the News Feed controls. The key addition allows users to prioritise the posts they see from selected friends and Facebook Pages.
Preferential posts will appear at the top of the News Feed, while regular posts will appear further down.
Facebook has also overhauled the design of the News Feed controls to enable users to see a list of the top people, Pages and groups that have appeared in their feeds over the past week.
The revised interface offers clear control over who to un-follow should they wish to banish the content from selected friends from the News Feed. The tweaked tool also allows users to follow people whose posts they previously got tired with.
A new content discovery tool in News Feed offers a way to present Pages that are similar to ones that have been ‘liked' in the past.
"You can discover new Pages in order to get more of the stories you care about," said Frantz.
Facebook is pushing the changes to Apple iOS devices first, and will add the new capabilities to Android and desktop apps over the coming weeks.
The firm has been busy building out the capabilities of its platform and related services, including adding video chats to Messenger.
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