If you’re a Facebook user, then you’re likely pretty familiar with Facebook’s Timeline, where you can see status updates from all your friends. You’ve also probably been annoyed more than once by the fact that you had to scroll through a bunch of posts from people you knew a decade ago before you actually see the posts from your current friends or family.
Facebook’s algorithm and who you follow and don’t follow on the site can come into play when it comes to that order and making it less crappy. One thing you might not realise is you can actually dictate whose posts show up first every time through a hidden Facebook setting.
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To get to it sign into Facebook on your desktop computer and then click the down arrow on the top right side of the page.
From there, select “News Feed Preferences” from the drop-down menu. A Preferences menu will appear where the first option is “Prioritise who to see first.” Click on that one.
Afterward, you’ll see your full friends list. Click on the folks you definitely want to see posts from to have those specific friend’s posts show up first in your feed.
After you do, each time you log into Facebook going forward you’ll see those friend’s latest posts at the top of your feed, ensuring you don’t miss a thing (and don’t fall down the rabbit hole of looking at posts from people you don’t talk to regularly anymore).
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