Facebook says plans are on for major changes to news feeds on your walls.

The aim is to reduce posts from media and businesses and shift focus on personal interactions, which may lead to people spending less time on the website, its CEO said.

"As we roll this out, you’ll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media.

"The public content you see more will be held to the same standard — it should encourage meaningful interactions between people,” Mark Zuckerberg wrote.

The chief executive said the Facebook community had complained of a hike in the numbers of public posts on the social network in the past two years, which has been "crowding out" the personal moments.

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It would take months to introduce the changes, Zuckerberg said in the post.

He says he expects people to spend less time on Facebook and some other types of engagement to go down.

The end result, he said, would likely be good for the business in the long term.

"One of our big focus areas for 2018 is making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent. 

"We built Facebook to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us.

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"That's why we've always put friends and family at the core of the experience. Research shows that strengthening our relationships improves our well-being and happiness.

"Since there's more public content than posts from your friends and family, 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," he added. 

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