Facebook – Facebook is planning to change the default settings of breaking news to ON, users (though they’ve not asked for it) will be notified to read stories on the social network / Digital Information World
Recently, Facebook has decided to change the default notifications settings of breaking news to “ON” for all the users. This news was reported by a social media consultant and industry commentator Matt Navarra in the form of a tweet. Facebook wants to push more breaking stories to users via notifications even though there’s a large percentage who do not read any news on social media and just want to get entertainment and connecting with friends.
Facebook before this change users were able to consume stories in their News Feed which is based on algorithms to show the post to users that are relevant, where user can see the most recent news at the top and vice versa. Matt Navarra also tweeted that he is astonished to see Facebook has not included the “politics” category in personalization settings of news feed topics, it may be possible that the company has forgotten to include this important category that some people may want to select. If Facebook has intentionally not included this category, there could be many reasons for that, maybe the social media platform does not want people to share overly exaggerated or fake political news, or maybe some people altogether hate consuming political content because of its slightly negative nature, well, these are just possibilities. Maybe Facebook again adds this important category in the news feed after some time.
Changing the default settings of notification to ‘ON’ could be good news for those users who do not consume all their feeds to read just a few top stories, however, those user who don’t want extra popups they can simply turn off these notification as suggested in the screenshots below.
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