You can manage your Facebook privacy settings to filter what other people see about you. But how do you filter what you see about other people? Our time is limited, and we want to spend it reading about news that matters. Here are some tips on how you can customize your Facebook News Feed to get the updates you want from the people and pages that are important to you.
You can adjust the order of your News Feed and choose to receive updates in order of “most recent” or “top stories”. By selecting most recent, your News Feed will display updates in chronological order, whereas top stories displays the news Facebook’s algorithms think is most important to you. To re-prioritize the order of your News Feed, use the menu in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Unsubscribe from individual people
Unfriending someone you still see in person can lead to some pretty awkward situations. If you want don’t want to see someone’s updates anymore, but also don’t want to cause a stir, choose to hide their posts by unsubscribing from their updates.
Edit your Subscriptions
Facebook accepts that our opinions of people change like the wind, and provides a number of options that let us customize exactly how much information we see from individuals in our News Feeds. When unsubscribing from someone’s updates seems a little too drastic, you can alter the level of information you want to receive instead. Choose from “All updates”, “Most updates” or “Only important” to limit the amount of clutter in your News Feed.
You can also choose to unsubscribe from status updates by a single person. When you do this, you will still see their photos, life events, comments, likes, games, and other activity, you just won’t see any content they post in the “What’s on your mind?” box.
Hide Posts by Individual Pages
If you want to remove a single update or all future posts by a page from your News Feed but don’t want to unsubscribe as a fan, click on the arrow at the top right-hand corner of their post and choose “Hide story” or “Hide all”.