As we start to near the crucial planning stages for the holiday rush, it’s more important than ever to stay up to date with all of the changes that Facebook has had in store for us. Like in June, we haven’t seen a ton of new features rolled out.Instead, we got one really cool feature, and a few other smaller updates that essentially affect how the platform works for businesses and advertisers.I've wanted to do this for a long time, although I was recently told that it's frowned upon to issue the same updates on multiple social networks.Thankfully, my Facebook friends and Twitter followers are mutually exclusive.
If this all sounds familiar to you, that’s because Facebook has made a number of similar changes in the past. Over the last decade, my News Feed has increasingly begun to clog with life updates from hundreds of people I haven’t seen in years.That means if you have a Twitter account, updating your Facebook status publicly will send out a tweet as well.The company has always wanted to keep content shared on Facebook strictly on the social network. I've wanted to do this for a long time, although I was recently told that it's frowned upon to issue the same updates on multiple social networks.Going nuclear seemed hasty though, especially given the thousands of hours I’d invested in Facebook over the years.It also occurred to me that the social network—more so than platforms like Instagram and Twitter—gives its users significant control over what they see in the News Feed, including several levers I’d never bothered to pull.