Facebook has more than one billion users worldwide. So to keep up with the demands and make the platform the go-to source of information, the social networking giant constantly updates its algorithms. Recently, Facebook decided to focus on improving the News Feed to allow users to see the activities of family and friends more over the other types of content. With a couple of tweaks, however, one can personalize their feed to see the status updates they want to know from the Pages they follow. Here are some hacks to see the content you want on your news feed:
Decide Who To See First
You can choose who you want to see first, whether it is your best friend, your significant other or your favorite brand, via a drop-down menu. The first step is to go to the page you want to prioritize. If it is a family or friend, click the button that says “Following” on a mobile app and chooses the “See First” so you can be the first to like, comment or share their new posts.
If it is a company’s page, click also the “Following” button. You will see two options: (a) You can turn on the “Get Notifications” option and you will see up to 5 notifications per day when the company has a new post. (b) On the “In Your News Feed” option, you can select “See First” to keep seeing the things they posted higher up in your feed.
Figure Out Which Pages Are Important
Decide which Pages are helpful to you. In the upper right side of your Facebook account, click the downward triangle and choose the “News Feed Preferences” option. After that, select “Unfollow people to hide their posts” and you will see a drop-down menu. Click “Pages only.”
Take control and personalize your feed. Choose the Pages you want to stay updated and unfollow the others. This is a smart move if you are using Facebook to look for valuable news sources. Only you will know whose posts you want to stop seeing.