Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) currently allows users to hide stuff from their feed but soon the social media giant will allow users to explain why they want to hide certain posts. Right now, the sites users who hide certain things from their news feed will give you less content from that poster. Now the company wants to better understand why users hide certain things from their feed.
Facebook product manager explains
Fidji Simo (Product Manager for Ads on Facebook) explained to ABC News explained, “Over the next few months what you will see from us is more on why people like and don’t like certain things in their feed. We are planning to refine those so users can tell us exactly the reasons they are hiding that piece of content.”
Although Simo didn’t explain the details as to what it will look like once implemented, he did say that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) would soon be testing out new menus and options. He added that users will also see new tweaks over the upcoming weeks. This will allow users to let Facebook know if they find specific posts offensive or boring. The social media giant also allows users to hide certain ads on the right side of the page and asks the users to share why they don’t want to see the ads.
Improving your Facebook experience
This feature isn’t available for posts yet but users can still adjust the updates they receive from certain people or pages on settings. You could also actively like certain posts to get more similar content. Unfortunately, this move isn’t to just help improve your overall Facebook experience by showing content that’s more customized to the user’s liking. As the Product Manager for Ads, it’s Fidji’s job to help Facebook deliver the advertisements that are relevant to the user.
This isn’t Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s first attempt to reach their users with more customized advertisements. Earlier this year, the company started placing ads in the news feed. The ads were determined by the browsing behavior and history of the user.
This move might be a good one for Facebook users who want more control of their content.