Facebook News Feed Ranking Improving April 2021 Update

Facebook News Feed Ranking Improving April 2021

Facebook is sharing plans on how to provide users with more content they want to see in news feed.

The next changes in the ranking of news sources will revolve around four feedback-driven signals.

In the coming months, Facebook users will be asked to provide feedback in different ways.

The feedback gathering process is an extension of a survey the company launched in 2019 called “It’s Worth Your Time.”

These surveys only ask users if they think a post is worthwhile.

If the user answers “yes”, Facebook’s goal is to display the content more prominently in its news feed.

If they say “No”, that content type will show up at the bottom.

4 Feedback-Driven Signals [Survey Questions]

1.Is This Post Inspirational?

Users want to see more inspiring content in their news feeds. Facebook will run a series of tests to investigate which posts feel inspiring.

Facebook will include user responses as a signal in the rankings of news sources, with the aim of showing people more inspiring posts and bringing them closer to the news feed.

2.Is This Post Interesting?

Facebook wants to show users more posts on topics that interest them.

To this end, you will start asking people if they want to see more or fewer posts on a topic.

Comments will be used to rank content on the user’s news feed, and topics that interest them will appear near the top.

3.Do You Want to See Less of These Posts?

Facebook is taking another approach to finding out what types of posts users want to see the least.

One way you plan to take is by looking at the engagement signals.

For example, if a post has caused a lot of angry reactions, Facebook can attach a poll asking users what kind of content they don’t like to see on the news. Feed.

4.Do You Want to Hide This Post?

For a long time, users have been able to hide individual posts in news feed, but it is not obvious how to do it.

Facebook will start testing new post designs to make the option to hide posts more prominent.

If you don’t want to see them again, click the X in the upper right corner as shown below.

Facebook Shares 4 Ways It’s Improving News Feed Ranking
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Source: Facebook Newsroom

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