Get to know your Face­book op­tions

South Shore Breaker - - AUTO - MELISSA REEVES THE SO­CIAL CON­NEC­TION melissa.take­root@out­

With all the changes to Face­book, are you won­der­ing if you’re miss­ing out on posts from your fam­ily, friends and favourite busi­nesses? You can make sure you never miss a post by edit­ing your news feed to en­sure their posts show up first. Here are the steps:

1. On your Face­book home­page, click on the “News Feed” op­tion in the left-hand cor­ner be­low your pro­file name.

2. Click on “edit pref­er­ences.”

3. Click on “pri­or­i­tize who to see first.”

A list of all your friends, fam­ily and busi­ness pages you have liked or friended will show up. Scroll through the list and click on the pro­files you wish to see first. When you click on a pro­file, a star will ap­pear in the cor­ner of the pro­file and un­der the photo, the words “see first” will ap­pear.

Then you know you will see their posts first in your news feed

(a.k.a. home­page).

You will still see the posts from the other peo­ple on your list, but the posts will show up be­low the first ones. The peo­ple on your list can’t see your pref­er­ences. When you are fin­ished, click on “done.”

You will still see a list of op­tions for your news feed, such as:

Un­fol­low peo­ple to hide their posts

Click on this op­tion if you want to re­main friends with some­one but don’t want their posts to show up in your news feed. (We all have that one friend who posts too much.)

Re­con­nect with peo­ple you un­fol­lowed

Click on this if you have un­fol­lowed a friend and you want to see their posts again.

Dis­cover pages that match your in­ter­ests

If you find your news feed is get­ting bor­ing, click on this op­tion to find new pages that share your in­ter­ests. This is a great way to stay con­nected with lo­cal busi­nesses, events and groups.

See more op­tions

This will bring up apps you have hid­den from your news feed. You may have a friend who is al­ways post­ing about play­ing a cer­tain game and you don’t want to see it any­more. When you see a post, se­lect the three but­tons icon in the up­per-right cor­ner and click on the “hide all” op­tion for that app.

Melissa Reeves is the owner of Take Root Mar­ket­ing in the An­napo­lis Val­ley. She lives with her hus­band and four chil­dren on their small farm in Woodville, Kings County. Find her on­line at www.take­root­mar­ket­


There are sev­eral ways to pri­or­i­tize the posts you see on Face­book.

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