Facebook has discussed on a blog post “Why do I see this message?” feature, explains why a message appears on your news feed. This will be the first time the online website has provided information about this matter, how the ranking works directly in the app.
This is an extension of the “Why do I see this ad?” which fulfilled the same function, but solely for ads.
The product manager, Ramya Sethuraman said in the blog, “This is the first time we are building information about how ranking works directly in the app.”
“You’ll be able to access publications and ads in news feeds, find out why they are being shown, and set up actions to further personalize what you see,” he added.
Although it was announced a day before April 1, the new feature is surely not an April joke, said a Facebook spokesman at Camaraderie limited. This latest feature will start rolling out this week and will be available to all the users in mid-May.
The function will show you which data led to a priority publication on your feed. Also the frequency with which you like a person’s posts and the frequency with which you use different media, such as video, photo, or text, are some examples of information that contributes to the visibility of a publication.
Sethuraman said in the blog that you can tell Facebook what actions you want to have the most weight when you choose what appears in your stream and where it is.
This initiative of more transparency comes shortly after Mark Zuckerberg wrote an editorial to explain that Facebook might need regulations to manage with its “enormous responsibilities”.
“Lawmakers often tell me that we have too much power over speech,” writes Zuckerberg, “and frankly, I agree, I am now convinced that we should not make as many important decisions about speech by us- same. “