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newsfeedcontrols11Facebook today rolled out new tools to help users better personalize their News Feeds — or, in other words, see fewer annoying posts and more worthwhile content.

In a blog post, the social media giant explained how the News Feed settings menu now shows the people, pages, and groups that you’ve seen most often in your feed for the past week. From there, users can chose to unfollow an account — but not de-friend or un-like it — or re-follow those that you’ve previously blocked.

In addition, when you see a piece of content that you don’t like in your feed, you can tap the arrow in the top right of the story to hide it and also tell Facebook to see less of that person or page — or completely block them altogether.


This is good news for those of you that are unhappy with the content Facebook has been showing you and should improve the overall user experience. You can now keep in touch with people, but don’t necessarily have to see what they’re up to all the time. The new features are available today on desktop and Facebook’s mobile apps.

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