Facebook changing users’ News Feed to feature less auto-shared posts

Facebook changing users’ News Feed to feature less auto-shared posts

In a Tuesday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is introducing a change to the News Feed of all its users, in an attempt to feature less auto-shared posts. The move is chiefly aimed at reducing auto-shared spam.

The change which Facebook has referred to in its announcement will essentially result in a cut down on Newsfeed updates which are automatically shared by outside apps such as Spotify, CityVille and Nike Running.

About the announced change the company is bringing to users' News Feed, Facebook said that the move will apparently encourage developers to discontinue the inclusion of an "auto-sharing" feature in their apps.

As a result of the change, Facebook is hopeful that its service will become less cluttered because the changes will lead to a cut down on what a number of users consider to be spam. Moreover, with there being less clutter, posts which are created and shared by users themselves will become more prominent.

About the mentioned change, Facebook said in its announcement: "In general, we found that people engage more with stories that are shared explicitly rather than implicitly."

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