News Feed FYI: Showing More Timely Stories from Friends and Pages

One thing we can always count on is Facebook Updates. Here’s the latest from the News Feed team .

Facebook Newsroom

By Erich Owens, Software Engineer and David Vickrey, Engineering Manager

Our goal with News Feed is to show everyone the right content at the right time so they don’t miss the stories that are important to them. We’ve heard feedback that there are some instances where a post from a friend or a Page you are connected to is only interesting at a specific moment, for example when you are both watching the same sports game, or talking about the season premiere of a popular TV show. There are also times when a post that is a day or two old may not be relevant to you anymore. Our latest update to News Feed ranking looks at two new factors to determine if a story is more important in the moment than other types of updates.

Factoring in trending topics

One way we show timely content higher-up in…

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