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Facebook Gives Users More Control Over News Tab

Facebook has been attempting to position itself as the central location in which users can end up acquiring any and all information that is relevant to them for some time now because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up securing the platform’s legitimacy at a time where it is threatened on all fronts.

A big example of this can be seen with Facebook News. This is a separate tab on the social media platform that users can utilize to stay up to date with the latest news and current affairs, and it seems like an update that is coming to Facebook News is going to give users more control over the kind of information they can obtain, as reported by Matt Navarra.

This update is going to make it so that users can select the topics that are of interest to them, something that will greatly improve the newsfeed. It doesn’t make a lot of sense for users to have to look at news that isn’t relevant to them or that they are not interested in after all. In fact that would be rather counterintuitive since the whole purpose of making a feature like that available is so that user engagement can be boosted by a reasonable margin.

This will also enable users to interact with content that is pertinent thereby benefiting the content creators by a pretty large margin as well. Facebook is a bit late to the party in this regard but that doesn’t mean that the social media platform can’t leverage its rather massive user base and allow them to get news from a single source. This will provide stiff competition to Google and Twitter’s attempts to become valid news sources and it will be interesting to see what kinds of innovation this competition starts to breed as time goes by all in all.


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