I’ve noticed some inconsistencies with my Facebook News Feed. Some days I would see new posts at the top and other times old posts at the top with newer posts at the bottom. This went on for a few days until I remembered there is a Sort option at the top of the News Feed. The option had been set to Top Stories instead of Most Recent. Once I switched it back to Most Recent, I saw the News Feed sorted the way I expected it to. The Sort option is located at the top of your News Feed.
Facebook uses an algorithm to decide what to show in the Top Stories feed. I have no idea how the algorithm works but I see a trend that people who post frequently tend to bubble up to the top of the Top Stories feed.
I prefer my Facebook News Feed sorted by Most Recent so I can quickly glance at it and see only the newest posts. With the Top Stories sort, I feel like I have to scroll past more posts I’ve already seen just to get to the new stuff. Sometimes Facebook remembers how I like my News Feed sorted, sometimes it doesn’t so be prepared to have to change the sort depending on your preference.
Have you noticed a change in your Facebook News Feed? Which Sort option do you like, Top Stories or Most Recent? Let me know in the comments!
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