News Feed change: Facebook makes it easier to unfollow (and re-follow) people, groups and pages

By Justin Lafferty Comment


Facebook on Friday introduced easier ways for users to unfollow and re-follow pages, groups and people and control what gets into their News Feed.

By accessing the settings menu, News Feed will also show you whose posts you’ve seen the most of — breaking it down into people, pages and groups.

Greg Marra, a Facebook Product Manager, wrote about these changes in a blog post:

News Feed settings will now show a list of the top people, Pages and Groups that you’ve seen in your News Feed over the past week. You can choose to sort by people, Pages or Groups posts, or see an overall summary. Unfollow any friend, Page or Group if you don’t want to see their stories in your News Feed. You can also see who you’ve unfollowed in the past and can choose to re-follow them at anytime.

By tapping the top-left corner of a post, users can opt to see less in News Feed from that person, page or group. Previously, hide post, hide all and unfollow were the only options, along with unlike the page. If someone still wants to see some content (or just the most important stuff) from a friend, they can choose this.

Here’s a video explaining how this all works:

Readers: What do you think of this?