Every time Facebook announces changes to the News Feed, users prepare to bang their heads against their keyboards. Remember when gigantic photos from some blog started being all you'd see in your feed? Or how about when Facebook started auto-playing video commercials right in the middle of your feed? And then there's the stuff you want to see that Facebook doesn't show you.
Before you cause damage to your computer or your head, you should know: This new Facebook change is one I think you'll like. It gives you way more control over what you see and don't see in your News Feed. In fact, if you don't do anything, nothing changes at all. This feature is only about letting you decide what you want showing up in your feed. Check out this video from Facebook:
Go to the Settings menu in the Facebook app. Then select Manage News Feed. Now you'll see a list of the people, Groups and Pages you've been seeing most often in your feed. You'll be able to Follow or Unfollow them here. Unfollowing someone doesn't remove them from your Friends list. You'll still be able to message them, re-follow them and see their photos. You just won't see their posts in your news feed.
You can also choose not to see posts from certain media sources or sites. If you have a friend that sometimes posts articles from a blog or news source you're not interested in, you can choose to not see that source but still see posts from your friend. To do this, just tap the down arrow in the top left corner of the post and then choose "Hide All From ..."
Even if you like what your News Feed is doing, it's interesting to look behind the curtain and see who's showing up more often in your Facebook feed. There's still one annoying thing about Facebook that's easy to fix. Click here to learn how to do it right now.