Earlier this week, we reported that Facebook was starting to ask people what stories they want to see in their New Feeds. As part of this new experiment, the social network is now asking users to decide which of their friends and pages they see on the top of their News Feeds.
You may be one of the lucky people that are starting to see a new notice on their accounts this week, asking people to “put the people [they] love at the top”. It’s all about giving users the power to start deciding what they see, prioritising “friends and family” in their News Feeds.
All a user has to do is to select pages and people they want to see more, and Facebook will serve them related content. The content will appear above other posts on the News Feed, and will feature a star on the top right-hand corner of posts so that users know that they are seeing something that they decided to see.
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Facebook has said very little regarding the possible effects this move will have on the reach of Facebook Pages, but we can only speculate that it will have some. Still, it would be crazy for Facebook to assume that it won’t.