Facebook: How To Control Who Shows Up In Your Live Feed: Updated July 19, 2023
Don’t you just love it? Just as you were getting comfortable with Facebook, they go and change things on you. My screenshot image below was taken on July 19, 2023. This is the most up-to-date information as of today for this: Facebook: How To Control Who Shows Up In Your Live Feed (desktop instructions).
Step 1: Login to your personal Facebook profile and click the “house” icon at the top of the page. This will take you to your newsfeed.
Step 2: Refresh the page a couple of times until you see the “Feeds” link appear on the left side.
Step 3: Click the “Feeds” link and then click “Friends.”
Step 4: In the upper right corner, click on the three vertical dots and choose to “snooze” the friends you don’t want to see in your newsfeed for 30 days.
You’ll soon find out how often some of your friends post because their posts will no longer be buried. Have fun in Facebook!
Here’s a list of tips that may help you have more control over Facebook than it does of YOU. Doesn’t it seem that way sometimes? It’s those creepy algorithms: once you give a post a rating (like, love, anger, etc) Facebook starts to show you more of that type of info.
Prioritize who to see first: From your News Feed preferences, you can prioritize who you see first. You can select specific friends or Pages you want at the top of your News Feed.
Unfollow but stay friends: If you want to stop seeing someone’s posts in your News Feed, but don’t want to unfriend them, you can choose to unfollow them. You’ll still be friends, but their posts won’t show up in your feed.
Snooze: This feature allows you to temporarily stop seeing posts from a particular person, Page, or group for 30 days. It’s a good way to take a break without permanently changing your settings or connections.
Do you know about the “Why am I seeing this post?” feature? This gives you info about why that post is in your feed and allows you to change your preferences to see less of those types of posts.
Control ads: Facebook gives you control over the ads you see. Use the “Why am I seeing this ad?” feature to find out why an ad was targeted to you. (A little creepy, right?) You can also check your Ad Preferences to manage the information Facebook uses to show you ads.
Review tags: You can review tags friends add to your own posts before the tags appear on Facebook. This can be controlled via the Timeline and Tagging Settings.
Discover Pages: Use the Discover Pages feature to find new Pages, which may help diversify your feed.
Join Groups: Engaging with Facebook Groups of interest can also greatly diversify the content you see on your feed.
Use ‘See Posts From’: You can choose to see posts from friends, groups, and pages in a specific order in your News Feed, either with ‘Favorites’ or ‘Recent’.
Remember to regularly check your settings as Facebook often rolls out new features and updates which can alter the way your News Feed functions.