Facebook has been updated with a significant number of search changes personalize the user experience and offer more control over your content. They make it easy to turn off the algorithmically classified news feed and new tools to control who can comment on posts.
The new mode, or timeline, will be available on iOS in the coming weeks, but it’s already available on Android.
Facebook gives users more control
According to the post on the official Facebook blog, the news filter bar also provides easier access to the most recent posts, which simplifies switching between an algorithmically ordered news source and a chronologically ordered news source
Other upcoming changes to Facebook’s timeline include show users more context on why they can view a specific message. For content tagged “Suggested for you,” users can now see the factors that prompted Facebook’s algorithm to suggest the post to you. Factors can include previous posts you’ve interacted with, topics you’re interested in, or your location. Facebook describes them as follows:
Related Topics: If you recently got involved in a certain topic on Facebook, we can suggest other articles related to that topic. For example, if you recently liked or commented on an article on a basketball page, we may suggest other basketball articles for you.
Location: You can see a suggested post based on where you are and who you are close to and interact with on Facebook.
Following in the footsteps of other applications, Facebook will now allow users to specify who can comment on their posts. Users can choose to allow anyone to comment, just friends or just the profiles and pages mentioned in the article