We feel more connected and thus less lonely, which is associated with long-term happiness and health. On the other hand, passively reading articles or watching videos may not be great. Based on this, we're making major changes to the way we build Facebook.
I'm changing the goal I give our product teams to focus on helping you find relevant content that helps you have more meaningful social interactions. We've been making changes in this direction since last year, but this new change will take several months to roll out to all of our products. The first changes you'll see will be in the News Feed, and you'll see more from friends, family. After we launch this program, you will see less public content such as posts from businesses, brands and media. The public content you see will be measured by the same yardstick - it should encourage meaningful interactions between people. Now, I want to clarify: By making these
changes, I expect people to spend less time on Facebook. But I hope the time you spend on Facebook will be more valuable. If we do the right thing, I believe it will also be good for our community and our business. Excuse the longer-than-usual excerpt, but here's a lot of key information.