With every change Facebook makes to its news feed, people complain that it’s taking away control over what they see. But users will get some of that control back with news feed preferences, rolling out to desktop this week.
Users will be prompted to choose the people and pages they want to prioritize when they log into the social networking site over the next few days. Once a user chooses their prioritized friends, those people will show up at the top of the news feed anytime they post new content. That way, users never miss content from their core group of friends.
The feature was first introduced on mobile platforms earlier this year. Just like that process, this week’s rollout also lets users easily unfollow people to hide their posts from the main news feed, re-follow people you’ve unfollowed in the past, and suggests new pages to follow.
Users can also access the new settings by going to the “News Feed Preferences” in the dropdown menu in the upper-right corner on any Facebook page.