It can get quite annoying at times when we have to scroll through hundreds of Facebook to see something actually worthwhile. All the pages and groups we have liked or joined together flood the timeline with regular updates, making it a cumbersome task to find that one post or image from a friend.
Although the frustration often leads to us opening every single one of those pages and groups and unsubscribing from them, it’s not necessary.
That’s right. There’s a simple way to customize the entire Facebook News Feed. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: In Facebook’s Settings page, scroll down and navigate to the News Feed Preferences section. You should now see the following four options:
– Prioritize who to see first
– Unfollow people to hide their posts
– Reconnect with people you’ve unfollowed
– Discover Pages that match your interests
Step 2: On tapping the ‘Prioritize who to see first’ option, the app will show all the pages you have ever liked/followed and all the friends who are in your list. You can then simply tap on them to see them first in your news feed. Some process goes for the second option – ‘Unfollow people to hide their first’
Step 3: The ‘Reconnect with people you’ve unfollowed’ section shows a list of people and pages you have unfollowed. Selecting them means that you have started following them back and will see their updates in your news feed from now on.
Step 4: The ‘Discover Pages that match your interests’ option suggests you other Facebook pages under different categories such as Sports, Animals & Pets, Food and Travel which you can follow. The icon of each page also shows which of your friends have liked it.
Step 5: In the ‘More options’ section, you can choose to show or hide certain apps from the News Feed.
Lastly, Facebook users on desktop can follow similar steps. All that needs to be done is to click on the Settings option and go to the ‘News Feed Preferences’ setting. The same options as the ones mentioned above will then appear. These can be then configured in a similar way.