How to Hack the New Facebook Update

You may have heard recently that Facebook made a BIG change to the News Feed. In case you haven't heard, or you're not sure what it's all about, I'll give you a quick rundown.

Facebook has reworked its algorithm, or filter, that decides what you see and don't see in your feed. Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, is hoping it will help to create more meaningful relationships. This means prioritizing posts from friends and family over brands and publishers.

Facebook Lock in brand color
Facebook Lock in brand color

You may have heard recently that Facebook made a BIG change to the News Feed. In case you haven't heard, or you're not sure what it's all about, I'll give you a quick rundown.

Facebook has reworked its algorithm, or filter, that decides what you see and don't see in your feed. Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, is hoping it will help to create more meaningful relationships. This means prioritizing posts from friends and family over brands and publishers.

What does this have to do with me and you? I'm glad you asked!
 
Facebook pages, like mine, may not show up in your News Feed as often with this new update. And we "like" pages so we can see what they post, right? We don't want to miss out!
 
So what gives?
 
Well, there IS something you can do to take back your News Feed and it only takes a few seconds.
 

Follow these simple steps (image below):

 
1. Go to a Facebook page you've liked or followed. (Or go to a page you haven't liked and like it!) 
 
2. Under the cover photo or video, to the right of the LIKE button, see the FOLLOWING button. 
 
3. Hover your mouse over "FOLLOWING" and click on "See First." By having "See First" checked, your News Feed will continue to show you content from that page. 
 
Piece of cake! Mmmm...cake.
Piece of cake! Mmmm...cake.
This does not mean the page is prioritized over friends and family posts! It just means that the Page content won't get moved to the bottom of the barrel.
 
That's it! Now you can have control over what you see in your News Feed.
 
You're welcome. 😉