Use Facebook Friend Lists to Create Custom News Feeds

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

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I’ve recorded a short screencast (just under 3 minutes) to show how to create and use Friend Lists on Facebook. Each friend list you create has its own news feed, which allows you to keep up with people whose updates tend to get lost on your home page news feed.

For example, I have 700+ friends on Facebook. The news items on my home page span a time frame of less than one hour. So I won’t see news from anyone who has not posted in the last hour without scrolling back to see older posts. But with the custom news feeds I’ve created for certain friends, it’s easy for me to retrieve news from people I really want to keep in touch with.

If you have questions after watching the screencast, drop me a comment. Feel free to leave a comment even if you don’t have a question. You know I love hearing from you!

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Connie Reece - who has written 142 posts on Every Dot Connects.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Heidi Sullivan Says:

    Thanks Connie! I have been procrastinating but your organized FB page has motivated me to create my friend lists.

  2. Tara Shadowen Says:

    Thanks Connie. I was missing postings from infrequent FB users. Does this also help me direct messages to particular “audiences”?

  3. Jane - Los Angeles Senior Caregiver Says:

    Thanks for the simple and short video and guidance. I stumbled here and really liked it.

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  1. Managing your personal and professional presence on Facebook through Friend Lists | Cision Blog Says:

    [...] This is all about keeping it clean, but friend lists are great for controlling your feed, too… that way you can check out what’s going on with a particular group. For more on this, check out a terrific post from Connie Reece: Use Facebook Friend Lists to Create Custom News Feeds. [...]

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