Hide With Context: Facebook Will Soon Allow Users To Say Why A Post Was Hidden

As facebook-logo-newFacebook’s News Feed has evolved, personalization and customization have been paramount. A new feature will be coming to Facebook that will allow users to state why they chose to hide a specific post, giving more context to the action, helping Facebook understand why the photo/post/link was hidden.

According to ABC News, this feature will be rolling out over the next three of four months. Some of the reasons that users can choose for the hidden posts will be if offensive, uninteresting, misleading, explicit or repetitive. This will be similar to the current format where users hide ads with a description of why.

Facebook’s Product Manager for Ads, Fidji Simo, told ABC News:

“Over the next few months what you will see from us is more on why people like and don’t like certain things in their feed … we are planning to refine those so users can tell us exactly the reasons they are hiding that piece of content.”

For more information on the upcoming changes, see the full ABC News article.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Facebook | Facebook: News Feed | Top News


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  • c1n1m1n

    Will it even matter? I hide ads and tell them why and they just reappear.

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