Facebook says Social Fixer can keep newsfeed filtering as a feature. Social Fixer creator Matt Kruse writes this in a blog post:
The post tabbing and filtering functionality can stay in Social Fixer. This was the critical feature that allowed so many users to control their feed and enjoy using Facebook more. I argued this in emails and phone calls to Facebook, and they finally agreed to defer that discussion to later. For the foreseeable future, those features can stay. As a compromise, I agreed to remove the Friend Tracker and any specific features which filter out ads or paid posts.
I wrote about Social Fixer’s conflict with Facebook last week. I really like this new update.
- Facebook vs. Facebook users – my original post about Social Fixer
- I want to personalize my own online experience – my issues with Facebook’s news feed algorithms