How long has it been since Facebook changed its news feed algorithm?

We decided to keep track of how long it's been since Facebook announced a change to its news feed algorithm.

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Facebook tweaks its news feed algorithm pretty often. How often? In a six-week span between late June 2016 and mid-August 2016, Facebook announced three different algorithm changes. So we decided to start keeping track of how long it’s been since the last one. First, the counter:

Want to know more about the last change and some of the previous ones? Here’s our chronology:

To learn more generally, also see our Facebook News Feed page, which lists all our stories about it.


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Tim Peterson
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Tim Peterson, Third Door Media's Social Media Reporter, has been covering the digital marketing industry since 2011. He has reported for Advertising Age, Adweek and Direct Marketing News. A born-and-raised Angeleno who graduated from New York University, he currently lives in Los Angeles. He has broken stories on Snapchat's ad plans, Hulu founding CEO Jason Kilar's attempt to take on YouTube and the assemblage of Amazon's ad-tech stack; analyzed YouTube's programming strategy, Facebook's ad-tech ambitions and ad blocking's rise; and documented digital video's biggest annual event VidCon, BuzzFeed's branded video production process and Snapchat Discover's ad load six months after launch. He has also developed tools to monitor brands' early adoption of live-streaming apps, compare Yahoo's and Google's search designs and examine the NFL's YouTube and Facebook video strategies.

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