After a while, you may find that you’ve added many friends in Facebook and liked many pages. So many, perhaps, that your news feed is a mix of both and it’s difficult to separate the two. The default is to display both. It’s possible to sort your news feed so that you can view only posts by friends, or only posts from pages. It’s simple. All you have to do is create separate lists for friends and for pages. Then, when logged in to Facebook, all you have to do is select the list you want to look at. Then you can select another list to scan posts, and so on.
This is a great feature, as you can sort groups of friends or types of pages. Do you want to quickly check all the pages for your favorite sports teams? Easy. Set up a page list that includes just sports teams, and you can select that and see everything. How about pages for grocery stores? Set up a list for that. Using your lists to view posts from different friends or pages is a great time management feature.
1. Set up Friend lists for friends.
Facebook creates some default lists for you, such as Close Friends, Family, and Acquaintances. Add friends to those lists, or create new ones.
2. Set up Friend lists for pages.
There are no default lists set up for pages as there are for friends. You need to create one. Set one up and add the pages you want to view. Or create multiple lists for pages if you’d like
3. Unhide pages you want to view regularly and add to a list.
View Friends Only
To see only posts from friends, you have to select a friend list. When you select a list, only posts from the people on the list display in your newsfeed. To see others, just select a different friend list you created or select. To see posts from all friends and pages, select Home from the menu bar to see your newsfeed.
To View a Friends List
1. In the left navigation bar, select Friend Lists.
A list of your friends lists displays.
2. Select a friend list.
Posts from people in that friend list displays in your newsfeed. This remains the case until you select a different list or select Home in the newsfeed to see everything. There might not be many posts if friends from that list haven’t shared anything in a while.
View Pages Only
There are several ways to view pages separately.
- Follow the steps in the View Friends Only procedure (above). The large Friends List displays, which includes both friends and pages lists you’ve created. Select a page list.
- In the left navigation bar, scroll down to the EXPLORE section and select Pages Feed.
Posts from the pages you liked display. If you want to sort them, set up page lists. If you hid the posts for any page, they won’t display.
View Friends and Pages
If you don’t select a list, you’ll see unhidden pages in your news feed as well as your friends.