Watch CBSN Live

Facebook to overhaul news feed to focus on friends and family, Zuckerberg says

Facebook News Feed update
Facebook News Feed update 00:41

Your Facebook feed will soon start to look pretty different.

The social network said Thursday that it's overhauling the news feed prioritize posts from family and friends, as opposed to ones from brands and publishers.

That means fewer news articles, and more baby pictures a d status updates from your aunt or coworker.

"I'm changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions," CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page.

You can read Zuckerberg's post below:

One of our big focus areas for 2018 is to make sure that the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent. We built...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, January 11, 2018

He also acknowledged that the company's business could take a short-term hit as a result of the change -- but it was an important move to make anyway.

"By making these changes, I expect the time people spend on Facebook and some measures of engagement will go down. But I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable," he wrote. "And if we do the right thing, I believe that will be good for our community and our business over the long term too."

Facebook early investor's warning 06:00

This article originally appeared on CNET titled: "Facebook overhauls news feed to focus on friends and family"

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue