Facebook News Feed Personalization with "See First" Option

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I think you'll want to listen in because this is something that I think is BIG but hasn't gotten a lot of press as of yet......"See First"

Basically, on July 9, Facebook made a change and is giving user CONTROL of what they see FIRST on Facebook!  For all those saying that Facebook isn't listening or it's just getting too big, this is a HUGE win for the user.  You and Me!

What it means for brands is still to be determined.

I can tell you it means they need to pay attention to their community and find some content that users will like because fans have choices now!

Want the inside scoop?  Listen in!

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The Update: Facebook News Feed Personalization with "See First" Option

Now in the Mobile App "News Feed Preferences" as well as on any Page or personal Profile on Facebook there is a "See First" option.  For the App, it populates icons of your Pages and Friends to select from.  Note: I have not seen Groups accessible at all!

1. Go to "More" then "News Feed Preferences"

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2. Click "Prioritize who to see first"


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3. Click to make selections!


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When on a Page or Profile in the Mobile Facebook App, click the "Following" button and in the dropdown you can see and select the "See First" icon.

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Once clicked you'll see the icons including one for "See First".


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On Desktop, you click the "Liked" button and in the dropdown menu is the "See First":

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How many can you add to "See First"? Not sure of a limit.  I haven't reached it yet and there doesn't seem to be one.  Of course if you add too many you defeat the purpose of fine-tuning your News Feed!

Here's Facebook's full update >> See First on Facebook

That's a wrap.  Go check it out and do tell me what you thought of this "Periscope-first" version!

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