Facebook is updating the News Feed ranking algorithm to incorporate data from surveys about who you say are your closest friends and which links you find most worthwhile.
Today Facebook announced it’s trained new classifiers based on patterns linking these surveys with usage data so it can better predict what to show in the News Feed.
The change could hurt Pages that share click-bait and preference those sharing content that makes people feel satisfied afterwards.
For close friends, Facebook surveyed users about which people they were closest too.
It then detected how this matches up with who you are tagged in photos with, constantly interact with, like the same post and check in to the same places as, and more.
You won’t see more friend content in total, but more from your best pals instead of distant acquaintances.