In the hopes of giving users more control over what they see and are exposed to via their News Feeds, Facebook is now launching a new set of features that allow you to filter in your viewing preferences.
Traditionally, which and where posts showed up on your News Feed was governed by a rather secretive algorithm from the social media platform, but it seems you’ll be able to opt-out of it now, thanks to a feature called the Feed Filter Bar.
Announcing its addition in a blog post, the menu bar gives users access to organizing and choosing what they wish to see on the front page. Aside from the company’s recently-launched Favorites option — which allows you to select up to 30 friends and Pages for your News Feed to focus on — Facebook has now added a Most Recent tab, allowing you to sort posts on your feed chronologically. Of course, you can always hit the Home button and revert back to Facebook’s own algorithm too.