Facebook says it is introducing new attributes to give people more control over what appears in their news feeds.
The social network has been under intense security in recent years for how its algorithms promote content.
Now, it says it is testing controls to adjust people ranking preferences and customize the feed.
That includes, for example, increasing the number of posts from friends and family, and decreasing those from groups and pages.
It will also make controls that already “exist easier to access,” it said such as the favorites and snooze attributes, which largely live inside a setting sub-menu.
“We’ll begin testing in countries around the world to small percentage of people, gradually expanding in the coming weeks,” Facebook said in its announcement post.
This is part of our ongoing work to give people more control over the news feed, so they see more of what they want and less of what they don’t.
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It comes as Facebook and its newly-named parent agency META are under political pressure to let users avoid its ranking systems.
Facebook has added one way to access a chronological feed since March this year, although it is not a choice obtainable by default.
On its mobile apps, while scrolling through the news feed, a choice for “most recent” will sometimes appear. It only works for that browsing session. The next time the app is opened, it will revert to the algorithmic feed.