Facebook is making it easier for IOS users the ability to control their News Feed as they announced today that they will be adding some features that is already available for Android users and will be appearing for iOS users in the coming weeks. This includes the feature wherein the app is going to ask who can comment every time you post on your feed (which is already existing on Twitter). Facebook also helps you to control what you see by giving you the option to select up to 30 friends and pages to include in “Favorites”, which will make their posts appear higher in rank and can be viewed in separate filter in a form of a new menu at the top of News Feed which is called “Feed Filter Bar”.
The Feed Filter Bar offers easier access to Most Recent too, making it simpler to switch between an algorithmically-ranked News Feed and a feed sorted chronologically with the newest posts first.
Facebook will also help you understand why you see suggested posts in News Feed. This means that you’ll be able to tap on posts from the friends, Pages, and Groups you follow as well as some of the posts we suggest to you and get more context on why they’re appearing in your News Feed.
Factors influencing the suggested posts in News Feed are as follows:
- Related engagement: A post may be suggested for you if other people who interacted with the post also previously interacted with the same group, page, or post as you.
- Related topics: If you’ve recently engaged with a certain topic on Facebook, it may suggest other posts that are related to that topic.
- Location: You may see a suggested post based on where you are and what people near you are interacting with on Facebook.
With the changes mentioned, expect more convenience that will be appearing for iOS users in the coming weeks.