Facebook has launched a new feature that will allow users to filter their content and what they see on their news feed while on the social media platform.

The company announced the new Feed Filter Bar on Wednesday, CNBC reports. The new feature lets users determine what they see rather than relying on Facebook’s algorithms.

Although that feature will still be available, users will now be able to switch between viewing the Facebook algorithm ranked content, the most recent updates and posts from pages they follow, friends, and their Favorites.

The Favorites option launched back in October and allows users to select up to 30 friends and pages and prioritize those posts.

Those who already use the Favorites option can also access the Feed Filter Bar, which will appear as a new menu option at the top of the news feed. 

However, whether or not you use the Favorites option, the Feed Filter Bar can be accessed in the Shortcuts menu along with the Most Recent option.

Along with the Feed Filter Bar, Facebook is also be expanding its “Why am I seeing this?” feature, which explains to users why they are being shown an advertisement.

The expansion will allow users to click on posts from pages, groups, and friends, as well as suggested posts from Facebook that appear in their news feed.

The new Feed Filter Bar will become available to android users starting Thursday. The new Facebook feature can be accessed by scrolling up on the News Feed. However, the feature is expected to become available to iOS users in the coming weeks.

Facebook is allowing users to have more control over what they see on the social network, with less reliance on algorithms Facebook is allowing users to have more control over what they see on the social network, with less reliance on algorithms Photo: AFP / Lionel BONAVENTURE