Facebook Cuts Down on Automatic Updates in Your Friends’ News Feeds
If you’ve ever been shocked to find out that all your Facebook friends know what song you’re listening to on Spotify, here’s some good news.
Facebook announced Tuesday that from now on fewer “implicit stories” will make it into the News Feed. That’s Facebook’s way of describing automatic updates from third-party apps
“We’ve found that stories people choose to explicitly share from third party apps are typically more interesting and get more engagement in News Feed than stories shared from third party apps without explicit action,” the company wrote in a blog post. “We’ve also heard that people often feel surprised or confused by stories that are shared without taking an explicit action. In the coming months, we will continue to prioritize explicitly shared stories from apps in News Feed over implicitly shared stories.” Read more…
Via: Social Media