Facebook News Feed start filling with articles you want to read: To improve the browsing experience of the users Facebook keeps changing its News Feed algorithm when posts appear on their timelines. The latest change in the News Feed algorithm aims to priorities the articles the user actually reads.
Facebook News Feed start filling with articles you want to read
Moshe Blank the Software Engineer and Jie Xu in a blog post said the Research Scientist announced has new changes in the News Feed algorithm and also said that it was a part of the company’s ‘Feed Quality program.’ The new updated algorithm has started rolling this to users worldwide and will continue over the coming weeks.
According to the company blog post, building on this work they are learning that the time chosen by people to spend on watching or reading content that they clicked on from the News Feed is an important signal that the story was very interesting to them. They also said that they are adding another factor to News Feed ranking so that they can now predict how long you will spend looking at an article on the Facebook mobile browser or Instant Article after you clicked from the News Feed.
A new change will also take into account that how likely a user is to click on an article and then the time spend by him on reading it. Facebook now has around 1.6 billion monthly visitors will now also make an update in its algorithm to reduce how often users see several posts in a row from the same source in News Feed.
Facebook says that with the latest News Feed algorithm will help them to better understand that which articles are more interesting to the users and will be based on how long they read them. Then this will help Facebook to show more stories that a user is interested in reading.
In February, Facebook tweaked the News Feed to have some more stories that were likely to be rated at a high number by the user and were likely to engage with.