In this article we have featured How Do I Create a Facebook Friend List? Do you have access to the status updates of all of your Facebook friends in your news feed? Let me take a risk and suggest that you’re not.
If Facebook can anticipate what you’re interested in and who you want to hear about it from, you’ll get more of it. People it thinks are most relevant will be shown to you, rather than those who may be your most interested in hearing from (though, admittedly, sometimes those overlap).
So how do you take back control of your news stream and just see the information you want to view? Use Facebook’s lists.
Using lists on Facebook, you can only view the updates from the people you want to see, while ignoring the ones you don’t. Lists of friends and lists of interests are the two types of lists available. You may learn how to establish a Facebook Friends list in this post. Your favorite brand sites will be included in a special list in the coming week.
Do I need to keep track of all of my acquaintances?
The Facebook Lists function may be useful if you’ve ever found that status updates from particular friends aren’t showing up in your news feed.
The left sidebar displays lists. When you select a specific list in your news feed, only posts from the individuals on that list will be displayed on your timeline. To make sure you don’t miss any changes, you may add friends to specialized lists.
There are a few pre-created Friend lists on Facebook, but you may also make your own as needed (or wanted). How the Facebook default lists function and how you may customize them to fit your requirements are covered in this post.
Lists created with Facebook’s default settings
First, let’s speak about Facebook’s pre-created lists for you, and then we’ll discuss how to construct your own. Scroll down to the Friends section in the sidebar on the left of your screen. Click the More button when you hover over it. All the lists Facebook has produced for you, or which you’ve created, are now displayed on your feed.
The following lists have been generated for you by Facebook:
- Friendships with People You Know Well
- You may have many work lists, depending on how much information you’ve supplied in your profile’s About section, under Family Work.
- If you’ve included your high school or college in your personal profile, you’re allowed to create several lists named after those institutions.
- Restricted to a small region
Acquaintances are given lower importance than Close Friends since they aren’t as important to you. To some extent, you’re helping Facebook determine which of your friends’ posts are most relevant to you. People on your Acquaintance Lists can either be moved to your Close Friends List, or you can go to your left sidebar and select Acquaintances to get updates from people on the Acquaintances list.
Facebook populates the rest of your default lists depending on the friends of your Facebook connections who have the goods you’ve requested. High school students you’re friends with appear in the list of students with the same high school. Alternatively, if your employer is listed as a contact, it will appear on the Worklist.
Making a Friendship List on Facebook
You may wish to make your own Friend lists now that you understand lists. All of your lists, both created and filled out, will stay private. You won’t be alerted if you add or delete people from lists.
Following these steps will let you build a new friend list:
- The Friends area may be found by scrolling down the left sidebar of your Facebook page.
- Click the More button after hovering your cursor over the word Friends. You can now see the lists you have in your news stream.
- Activate the Create List button. In a new window, a dialog box opens.
To begin, create a new list and begin inviting others to join. Add a friend by inputting their name and Facebook will provide a list of people you already know who have that name. Begin typing the next person’s name after you’ve found them in the list. Keep on until you’ve finished making your list.
Create a new account. A news stream that only displays updates from individuals you’ve added to your “Friends” list is automatically activated on Facebook.
Is There a Way to Modify My Friend List?
- Changing your lists is as simple as this:
- To access your primary Friend List page, hover over Friends in your sidebar and click More.
- Select the list you wish to manage by clicking on its name.
- Go up to the top of the page and click the Manage List option.
Make your selections from the menu. Change the name of your List, the people who are on it, the type of updates that appear in the list, or even removing the list altogether are all options available to you. (Please note that the default Facebook lists cannot be deleted.)
In addition to my regular acquaintances, I have lists for those I met through blogging, high school pals, and other acquaintances. For a certain set of people, I only have to click on their names on my left sidebar to see their latest updates.