Facebook Redesigns News Filter, Adds More Options

Filed as News on December 22, 2010 10:42 pm

Facebook LogoThe Facebook News Feed has been the topic of much discussion over the past year, so much so that Facebook won a patent for their feeds design and now they have begun rolling out a new way to filter that News.

In the past we had Top News and Most Recent stories, which as their names suggest would show top posts through the use of a Facebook algorithm, while Most Recent showed posts as they are posted in real time.

Now users visiting the “Most Recent” option will notice a drop-down menu that shows a bunch of new options including Pages, Links, Photos and Status Updates along with Games and several other choices.

Now, the Most Recent option has been turned into a drop-down menu that reveals a slew of options. You can now choose to see only stories related to Games, Status Updates, Photos, Links and Pages and you can filter further to only show stories based on a specific group you belong to.

Under the systems individual filters you can even choose if you want to see more or less stories from a specific user.

If you click on any option that options news will be shown, for example Games will show game related content, while Status Updates will show only status updates with no photos or extra finds, just straight test.

The option is slowly rolling out to users across the Facebook network and if no issues are reported, it shouldn’t be long before all users find the new option on their profile.

Facebook News Filter

[via Inside Facebook]

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