Facebook to Allow Users Choose Their News Feed's Content: Here's How the New Feed Filter Bar Works
(Photo : Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is displayed on a laptop screen on March 25, 2009 in London, England. The British government has made proposals which would force Social networking websites such as Facebook to pass on details of users, friends and contacts to help fight terrorism.
Facebook to Allow Users Choose Their News Feed's Content: Here's How the New Feed Filter Bar Works
(Photo : Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is reflected in the eye of a man on March 25, 2009 in London, England. The British government has made proposals which would force Social networking websites such as Facebook to pass on details of users, friends and contacts to help fight terrorism.

Facebook confirmed on Wednesday, Mar. 31, that the users' content will fully depend on the social media platform's algorithms. The new feature is expected to allow FB accounts to manipulate their content and put them in a chronological order or the standard one offered by Facebook. 

Facebook to Allow Users Choose Their News Feed's Content: Here's How the New Feed Filter Bar Works
(Photo : Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is reflected in the eye of a man on March 25, 2009 in London, England. The British government has made proposals which would force Social networking websites such as Facebook to pass on details of users, friends and contacts to help fight terrorism.

According to CNBC News' latest report, the new feature called Feed Filter Bar allows users to toggle between viewing algorithmically ranked content. This includes the most recent updates and posts, which are shared and posted by the pages and favorite friends they follow. 

The Independent UK also reported that the new feature allows users to choose 30 FB friends and pages that will be shown on the top part of the feed compared to other content posted and shared by various sources. 

Facebook's new Feed Filter Bar

Facebook's new Feed Filter Bar feature will also provide more context about why content appears through its algorithm. The social media giant explained that you would soon see a "Why am I seeign this?" button. 

Facebook to Allow Users Choose Their News Feed's Content: Here's How the New Feed Filter Bar Works
(Photo : Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is displayed on a laptop screen on March 25, 2009 in London, England. The British government has made proposals which would force Social networking websites such as Facebook to pass on details of users, friends and contacts to help fight terrorism.

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Users can click this to see why a post from your friend, a page you follow, and a group is appearing on your News Feed section. The content's details will be provided to give you more insights. 

"A post may be suggested for you if other people who interacted with the post also previously interacted with the same group, Page, or post as you," said Facebook. 

"If you've recently engaged with a certain topic," or based on the user's location," added the company. 

The new feature and other changes on Facebook's platform are comparable to those currently available on Twitter. On the other hand, Twitter previously introduced its feature, which allows users to choose who can reply to their tweets, in May 2020.  

Who can use FB's new feature? 

Facebook said that the new Feed Filter Bar would only be available for Android users. However, the tech giant company confirmed that the iOS users would also have it soon. Although this is the case, the social media platform did not provide the exact date of its release on iOS devices. 

Meanwhile, Android users should have it by Wednesday, Mar. 31. If you want to know more details, all you need to do is click here.

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