Friday April 22, 2016

Facebook Giving You More Articles You Want to Spend Time Viewing

Facebook announced today that it is now ranking articles based on how long you read them. That's odd because it feels like the exact opposite happens to me. The less interested I am in something on Facebook, the more often I see it.

With this change, we can better understand which articles might be interesting to you based on how long you and others read them, so you’ll be more likely to see stories you’re interested in reading. This change only factors in the time people spend reading an article regardless of whether that time is spent reading an Instant Article or an article in the mobile web browser.