Facebook Changes How You View Content in Your Newsfeed

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Facebook has upgraded the look and feel of our newsfeeds with three new features intended to help us socialize more by seeing more of what our friends are doing.

1. What has Changed on My Newsfeed?

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The first change is at the very top of our newsfeed; there you will see “top stories” and “top photos” which have been easily marked with a blue corner. The more you frequent Facebook, the bigger the photos will appear and you will begin to see “most recent” stories from friends, more often.

2. What are Considered “Top Stories”?

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A “top story” is determined on the last time you visited Facebook, keeping you up-to-date from the last time you checked in. Since there are many updates that may occur from your last visit, Facebook determines what they think you will enjoy as a “top story”.  “Top stories” and “most recent” stories are now combined within your newsfeed.

Facebook determines what your “top stories” are from a variety of factors.

Recommendations are based on:

* Relationship with person who posted a story

* The amount of “comments” and “likes” a story receives

* What type of story it is

This enables the user to see content ranging from relationships to popularity, helping you see more of what is happening on Facebook. In addition to posts from friends and Pages you follow, you will see photo tags, friend requests, event updates, group memberships and other activity.

How-To Remove a Story from your Newsfeed

This does not mean that Facebook will always get it right, if you see a story within your newsfeed that you do not enjoy here is how to remove it.

On the right side of a story click the “arrow” and click “unmark as top story” making it disappear from your newsfeed.

3. Real Time Friends

As you may have noticed on the right hand side of your newsfeed, a real time update of what your friends are doing on Facebook appears; a faster pace of keeping up with what is happening, much like Twitter.

You can alter what you want to see more or less of within your Facebook newsfeed by unmarking or by adding people from the recently upgraded “lists” feature.

What do you think of Facebook changing your newsfeed?

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Erin Ryan is a writer for various blogs and a Social Media Specialist who has a keen understanding of the power of Social Media for business and fervently stays up-to-date with the Social Media Industry. Erin enjoys teaching and helping people and businesses on how to use and connect through Social Media. You can connect with Erin on Twitter or read more Social Media Articles written by Erin Ryan.


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