Facebook’s rolling out a handy little update that lets manage your News Feed better. It lets you see what pages or people you’re seeing the most of in your News Feed, and banish the ones you don’t like. Goodbye forever, Stupid Blog I Hate.
In the settings portion of Facebook, select Manage News Feed. From there you’ll see a Summary page that shows what you’ve seen most in the last week, and who you’ve unfollowed. Right there you can choose to either re-follow or unfollow, and from a menu at the top of this window, you can get as specific as people, pages and groups.
You can also use this to get rid of specific stories you don’t want to see. You do this by simply tapping the arrow in the top right-hand corner of the story. This part isn’t new, but what is new is that now you have the choice to say you want to see less from the person who posted it. This whole process is explained in the video below.
So far, I’m only seeing this update on the Facebook app, but you should be able to have these options on the desktop too. Looking at this just remind me how many of my cousins I’ve unfollowed on Facebook. (Sorry, Debbie!) But less of the stuff you don’t like on Facebook is good for everyone. [Facebook via TNW]