Facebook is launching a controversial new feature that will let friends share their to-do lists in your News Feed.
Dubbed “Lists,” the feature allows the creation of attractive lists – for goals, or shopping – that could soon be clogging up your feed.
You’ll find the new option to create a list in your status update box at the top of your Facebook feed.
Examples of Facebook Lists include Goals for the Year, My Travel Wishlist and Things I need to get done.
For the latter, one user has revealed how she needs to take her car to the car-wash, buy groceries and do “meal prep” – otherwise known as cooking.
It’s part of Mark Zuckerberg’s bid to create “more meaningful social interactions” on Facebook.
Earlier this year, the Facebook CEO revealed that his big goal for 2018 was to make sure our Facebook usage is “time well spent.”
“Recently we’ve gotten feedback from our community that public content – posts from businesses, brands and media – is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other.
“The balance of what’s in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do – help us connect with each other.
“Based on this, we’re making a major change to how we build Facebook.”
There’s currently no ETA for when Facebook Lists will appear for everyone.
However, TechCrunch reports that the feature will start appearing for some users as soon as today.
Facebook users are already moaning about the feature however, taking to Twitter to vent their anger:
Facebook is also expected to make even more changes to your News Feed, including boosting the number of posts you see from friends, family and groups.
This also means you’ll begin to see less content from businesses, brands and the media.
Facebook is currently grappling with a declining user-base over in the US.
And a more recent forecast from experts suggested that as many as 700,000 young people would ditch Facebook in the UK this year.
By contrast, social media rival Snapchat is expected to make big gains in 2018, as young people move away from Zuckerberg’s social behemoth.
But Facebook is still the world’s dominant social network by far, drawing in more than two billion users ever single month — around a third of the world’s population.