Facebook unveiled a new suggestion tool on Wednesday that helps clean up your News Feed by suggesting which friends you may want to see fewer updates from.
The site will suggest adding some friends to your Acquaintance list to get fewer updates from them in your News Feed, based on how often you interact with certain users on Facebook. By adding them to the list, you will “see them less in News Feed but nothing else will change,” Facebook said in a blog post.
“When you add friends to your Acquaintances list they won’t be unfriended or notified,” Facebook said. “You’ll just see fewer of their posts in news feed.”
Meanwhile, those labeled as “Close Friends” will largely populate the News Feed with status updates. Facebook added the “Close Friends” and “Acquaintances” options in September 2011 to help users better customize their News Feed.
To access the tool, visit your Friends page and click the Acquaintances list. Then access See All Suggestions to customize your News Feed.
What do you think of this new feature? What other tools do you wish Facebook would implement to help clean up your News Feed?
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