The biggest learning from its research, Facebook says, is that the actions people take on the platform — liking, clicking, commenting or sharing a post — don’t always tells the whole story of what is most meaningful to them.For example, even though people are less likely to interact with articles about a serious current event or sad news from a friend, that isn’t necessarily an indication that Facebook users don’t want it in their News Feed.

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In the decade since, more than a billion people have joined Facebook, and today they share a flood of stories every day.

That’s why stories in News Feed are ranked — so that people can see what they care about first, and don’t miss important stuff from their friends.

The goal of News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them.

Today, we’re announcing an update to News Feed that helps you see more posts from your friends and family. When we launched News Feed in 2006, it was hard to imagine the challenge we now face: far too much information for any one person to consume.

The company has also explained how its upgraded feed works.

As you'd expect, your feed will prioritize posts by people whom you've chosen to "see first," and those whose posts you're inclined to Like or comment on.

Over the next few weeks, Facebook is tweaking its News Feed ranking to ensure you see your friends' and family members' status updates before anything else.

The social network gave its feed algorithm an overhaul back in 2015 to prioritize people in your friends' lists, but it sounds like that upgrade didn't quite do the trick.

The update is part of Facebook’s “Feed Quality Program,” a much bigger effort to improve everyone’s News Feed experience.

Every day, the company asks a few thousand people if they like what shows up in their News Feed, and uses that survey data to adjust its algorithms.

"[I]f you tend to like photos from your sister," Facebook VP Adam Mosseri said, "we'll start putting her posts closer to the top of your feed so you won't miss what she posted while you were away." On the other hand, it will assume that you're not as thrilled to hear from people whose posts you hide all the time.