Engadget reports that Facebook is considering the possibility for users to block content with specific rules, displaying it in the walls.
The report comes after the computer science student Jane Manchun Wong code found which shows the company testing this function.
Users may be able to block words, phrases and emoji.
This function would not stop publishing these posts – it would be hidden from the eyes of the person who blocked the rules.
This feature would be an alternative to the traditional locking mechanism, allowing users to continue to view other content that does not have the keywords listed.
Instagram already offers a similar filtering system that allows users to hide comments that contain unwanted rules.