1. Restrict comments on posts
  2. Newsfeed filter
  3. Learn more about news feed recommendations

Facebook gives users more control over their experience on the website with changes to comments and newsfeed filters.

With the updates announced today, users will be able to:

  • Control who can comment on your posts
  • Filter the news feed to see more relevant content
  • Learn more about why a featured post appears in their news feed

Learn more about what these features do and how to use them here.

Restrict comments on posts

Facebook users can now restrict comments on their public posts. This can be done either at the account level or for individual posts.

Facebook lets users restrict who can comment on their posts

Users can choose who can comment on their posts from the following options:


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  • Public (all)
  • Friends
  • People and pages mentioned in the post

“By customizing your audience for commenting, you can further control how you invite conversation to your public posts and limit potentially unwanted interactions. And if you're a public figure, creator, or brand, you can also limit your commenting audience to your public posts so you can feel confident and have more meaningful conversations with your community. "

Users can restrict comments on public posts by doing the following:

  • Go to the public post on your profile that you want to change and who can comment on it.
  • At the top right of the post, click the three-dot menu icon.
  • click Who can comment on your post?
  • Choose from one of the three target groups listed above who can comment on your public post.


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If someone or page is viewing your post and doesn't belong to your selected comment group, the comment button below the post won't appear.

Newsfeed filter

Facebook is promoting existing news feed filters to give users better control over what they see when they open the app or website.

A new menu at the top of the news feed, the Feed Filter Bar, gives users quick access to the Favorites and Latest filters.

Facebook lets users restrict who can comment on their posts

Favorite filter

The favorites filter is a tool that allows users to prioritize content from up to 30 hand-picked profiles and pages.


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Posts from these accounts are displayed higher in the algorithmic newsfeed and can be viewed individually if the filter is applied.

How to manage favorites:

  • In the top right corner of Facebook, click the down arrow icon.
  • click Settings & data protection.
  • click Newsfeed settings.
  • click manage favourites.
  • Select favorites by clicking the star icon next to a person or page.

Users cannot add entire groups to their favorites, only people and pages.

Latest filter

The "Latest" filter makes it easier for Facebook users to switch to a reverse chronological newsfeed as opposed to an algorithmically ordered newsfeed.

Android app users can first access the feed filter bar by scrolling up the news feed. This feature will be available in the iOS app in the coming weeks.


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Learn more about news feed recommendations

Facebook is expanding its "Why am I seeing this?" Feature that provides more context to suggested content in users' newsfeeds.

Facebook lets users restrict who can comment on their posts

This feature was already available for the content of pages and groups that a user is not following. Now it is expanded to include content from friends, pages, and groups that a user is following.


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Source: Facebook Newsroom


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