Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Surface Fresher Content
A new tweak to Facebook’s News Feed aims to address the common problem of seeing days-old posts on the platform.
In a blog post published Thursday, company software engineers Erich Owens and David Vickrey acknowledged that the News Feed often isn’t as fresh as it could be:
Our goal with News Feed is to show everyone the right content at the right time so they don’t miss the stories that are important to them. We’ve heard feedback that there are some instances where a post from a friend or a Page you are connected to is only interesting at a specific moment, for example when you are both watching the same sports game, or talking about the season premiere of a popular TV show. There are also times when a post that is a day or two old may not be relevant to you anymore. Our latest update to News Feed ranking looks at two new factors to determine if a story is more important in the moment than other types of updates. Read more…
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