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Facebook making a big change to its News feed

Facebook’s making major changes to its core functionality – the News Feed timeline all users see when they sign on. Users will be able to quickly switch between different categories of their feed, from an algorithmically-driven one to one arranged solely by chronological order to one chosen by the users through a new “favourites” tool.

Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, explained the new tools to news sources in an interview. For Facebook users, this change offers a way to essentially ditch or dial back Facebook’s often criticized algorithm-based News Feed in favour of alternatives.

Beyond the change to News Feed, Facebook is also enabling users to limit interactions on their own content. It’s unclear when the latest changes will roll out for every user.

Lungilwe Zingi.

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