If you use Facebook you will soon need to take extra steps to ensure you continue to see posts and updates from your favourite pages.
Earlier this month, Facebook announced that it would be changing the way it determines which content is displayed in your News Feed, instead putting a preference on posts from your friends and family rather than those from your favourite news outlets, businesses, brands or sports team.
“Since there’s more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what’s in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do — help us connect with each other,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post.
So that means more photos of some old school friend’s cute baby, snaps of their holiday or what they had for dinner, but fewer posts about news and other important information for which you rely on Facebook to keep you informed about.
Luckily there is a way to keep your News Feed exactly the way it is and ensure you don’t miss posts from the news organisations, business and other pages that you follow.
To do this you will first need to make a few changes to your Facebook preferences.
From a smartphone/tablet:
Tap on the menu icon (the three lines in the bottom right of the screen).
Scroll down to Settings.
Select News Feed Preferences
Tap on ‘Prioritise who to see first’
Select the pages you are most interested in seeing.
From a desktop computer:
Click on the three dots next to News Feed
Select Edit Preferences
In the pop-up window, click ‘Prioritize who to see first.’
From the list select the pages you are most interested in seeing.