Here's How to Still See Posts from Your Favorite Pages After the Changes to Facebook's News Feed
As you have heard, Facebook is currently rolling out a major change to its News Feed which will promote more content from friends and family, and less from Pages, particularly those not deemed as "trusted sources".
This shift in focus comes as a result of the rise in fake news and declining engagement on the platform, both of which have become more significant concerns in recent years.
In terms of "trusted sources", these providers will be designated by Facebook through rankings put up by "a diverse and representative" group of Facebook users. Pages that are not considered "trusted" by Facebook - even those users choose to follow - will most likely show up a lot less in their feed.
This whole thing with trusted sources may be a way for high-quality Pages to float to the top, like the cream of the crop. Meanwhile, poor pages which may not be as trustworthy or relevant with their content could get buried.
But despite this seemingly drastic change, there are still ways for you to see the content you want, from the Pages you like.
If you want to make sure certain Pages make it on your news feed, you can do so with the following steps:
1. On the Facebook homepage, click the drop-down arrow on the top right and select "News Feed Preferences".
2. Select "Prioritize who to see first".
3. Choose "Pages only" in the view options. You can then select the pages you wish to see first in your News Feed through here.
If a particular Page happens to be a great for you, and you want to keep seeing its content in your feed, you can also go directly to that Page and click on the 'Following' button to see a drop-down menu with options on how posts from that Page can appear in your feed.
Selecting "See First" lets you receive posts from that Page in your News Feed right when it's posted, so you won't miss any updates from that particular Page.
Sharing posts from the Pages you like with friends and family will also indicate to Facebook that you're okay with the content from them, thus making sure you see more from those Pages, more often.
There have been plenty of changes on Facebook over the years, and users have always found ways to adapt to them. Use the steps above to take control of your News Feed and prioritize which posts to see first.
Article and image(s) via Social Media Today