A bit more than a week ago, Facebook announced a new feature for its official apps: a new set of configurations where you can set up your preferences more clearly for viewing friends’ posts in your news feed. Now the new version 40 of Facebook for Android (only available in beta form and not from the official channel) has added this feature in all languages and also incorporates a special login system to avoid having to type in your full password.

Many people aren’t aware of it, but given the enormous number of posts made on the social network, Facebook filters the content it shows you, meaning you don’t see EVERYTHING your friends post, but what the system THINKS will interest you based on your browsing habits. To this end, it’s provided you with a series of tools to refine this selection process, so you can give greater visibility to certain accounts and hide (not delete) ones that are less interesting. To go to that section, you should open your Facebook options menu and search for the News Feed Preferences section in the Setup section.

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Prioritize who you want to see first.

It’s quite clear that some people are more interesting than others. To that end, Facebook offers the option to give preference to certain contacts so you always see their posts, or at least most of them. That said, this option isn’t of any use if you give preference to half your contacts.

Privately hide contacts who don’t interest you

The other side of the coin. Over the years your Facebook has probably become a cemetery of uncultivated friendships, random contacts that you added at a certain time but don’t see that much, and “required” friends that you can’t delete because it would ruin your actual relationship, like that annoying cousin of yours. From this section you can make it so a contact’s posts don’t appear without having to delete that person or them finding out you’ve hidden them. Easy, simple, and discreet.

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Reconnect with people you’ve unfollowed

We all have to learn how to forgive. In this section you can also re-follow people you’ve unfollowed. The combination of the two previous sections can refine your news feed to turn it into a truly interest space without compromising anybody. These online relationships are going to be the death of us all.

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