(Mirror Daily, United States) – Facebook wants to offer you a better browsing experience, so it will soon roll out a feature which will affect your News Feed. Soon, those stories which load faster will appear first, and those taking you too much time to access will be pushed down in the News Feed. This way, you can browse swiftly and see what’s relevant without wasting time. However, the update will apply to the mobile version of the app.
What will you see first on your News Feed?
Facebook will consider a number of factors when deciding which stories should appear first in your News Feed. It will look at the time it takes to load the story in question and how fast the website moves in general. Therefore, quicker websites have priority.
Facebook wants that all relevant stories should be brought to users as quickly as possible. The website speed is important, of course but, sometimes, there might be other factors which influence its loading speed. Facebook thought of this, too, and will consider what type of device you are using and the speed of your data or Wi-Fi connection.
How to tackle a slow internet connection
Therefore, if you’re using a slower connection which makes it difficult for you to load videos, your News Feed will display fewer videos at the moment you are browsing it. Fortunately, there is a solution for those who use slow networks.
Facebook makes certain predictions and decides which links you are likely to access. Then, it prefetches these links, meaning that they are downloaded first, and can be loaded faster. Afterwards, this link is temporarily cached on your device.
The company wanted to help users avoid unpleasant situations when they get frustrated after failing to open a link. This News Feed algorithm is meant to deliver them quality content which is easy to access, and brings them information as soon as possible.
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