Facebook feed has become the staple source of news and information for many of us. But its abundance of news sources has grown to be more of a curse than a benefit as trustworthy news sources are becoming scarcer by the day.
In such a scenario, it's important for all Facebook users to carefully pick and choose to see content from credible news sources and friends who do not post stupid '1 Share = 1 Respect' posts.
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised to make the social media platform as much free from fake news and offensive posts as possible and prioritize high-quality local news from trustworthy sources, we can expect Facebook to be cleaner in the future.
However, it helps to a great extent if you set some restrictions above Facebook's own algorithm to further filter the content you see every day.
There are three ways you can prioritize your news feed on Facebook. Here they are.
1. Choose What You 'See First'
When you subscribe to a page, Facebook automatically activates the Follow option. However, as you may have subscribed to multiple pages, your news feed may get crowded by content from multiple sources and the page you wish to more often may skip your eyes easily.
In order to avoid that, you can set the Follow option of the desired page to 'See First'.
Go to your favorite Facebook page, the one you wish to see first thing in the morning. Tap the Follow option (it should show 'Following' if you've already subscribed to it).
The next screen will give you three options — Unfollow, Default, and See First.
As you tap on the 'See First' option, you'll notice a prompt underneath the options saying "Always find the latest posts at the top of News Feed".
This is exactly what Facebook will do from the moment you tap See First. It will prioritize the posts uploaded on this page and you'll see them on top of every other page. Pretty neat, right?
You can always unfollow people and pages but hey, who's got that much time to hit the unfollow button again and again. Setting the news feed preference is the best way to improve your Facebook experience.