Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Facebook just rolled out the improved filtered news feed to all users, according to AllFacebook.com. This feature allows Facebook users to quickly switch between status updates, links, games, pages, most recent, lists, and photos.
How Does It Work?
As seen in the image provided, users can click on Top News or Most Recent. Top News will provide stories, links, updates, and pictures that you may find most interesting. This option is not always the most recent information.
Most Recent is a real-time feed posted by Facebook friends.
By clicking on the Most Recent button, you will see a drop down arrow. Clicking on the arrow will reveal the following list: Most Recent, Status Updates, Photos, Games, Links, Pages, Lists, and Edit Options.
Clicking on any of the listed items reveals just that information. As an example, let's say you only want to see your friend's latest photos. To filter the news feed by photos, click on the Photos button. Going back and forth between feeds is much easier now.
What Is The Benefit?
The immediate benefit of the filtered news feed is control. Imagine Facebook becoming your RSS Reader, as suggested by Marshall Kirkpatrick. This update just makes it all the more possible.
What do you think about this latest update? Do you think it will change the way you use the feed? If so, let me know in the comment section below.
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