The 1.65 billion citizens of the country, ‘Facebook’ should expect more changes before the year runs out.
Facebook announced through its vice president of Product Management, Adam Mosseri that there are going to be even more changes coming to Facebook.
He wrote, ‘When we launched News Feed in 2006, it was hard to imagine the challenge we now face: far too much information for any one person to consume, in the decade since, more than a billion people have joined Facebook, and today they share a flood of stories every day.’
According to Mosseri, the reasons for this change are so that ‘people can see what they care about first’ and know the ‘important stuff from their friends.’
He observed, ‘If the ranking is off, people don’t engage, and leave dissatisfied… So one of our most important jobs is getting this ranking right; our aim is to deliver the types of stories we’ve gotten feedback that an individual person most wants to see.’
It is expected that the changes will affect all kinds of content, including links, videos, and photos and will favour posts by the friends and family of users.
He further explained the purpose for the pending changes : ‘We do this not only because we believe it’s the right thing but also because it’s good for our business.’
Recently, the ‘like’ button was updated, emojis were given a makeover and hidden inbox were also added to spice up social interaction and expression.
Despite the competition from other platforms, Facebook remains the most popular social network worldwide.
– Seyifunmi Adebote for encomium.ng