While Facebook’s algorithms determine by default what appears in your stream, a few additional, new options give you much greater control over what appears in your News Feed. For example, you can choose to view only photo-related posts, music-themed updates, or posts from pages and people you follow via Subscribe (as opposed to simply users you’re friends with).
But if you don’t want to miss any updates whatsoever, you can kick it old school and set News Feed to view every single post in real time.
The change effectively turns your News Feed into an expanded, visual version of Facebook Ticker. That means you’ll not see status updates, but also more granular actions, for example, when your friend likes a photo — even if that photo was posted 48 hours ago. Yes, it’s that detailed.
If you’ve already got the new News Feed, follow the simple instructions below to surface everything in your stream. If you’re still on the old version, consider adding yourself to the wait list for the new look here.
From your Facebook homepage, click on the grey arrow at the top-right of your screen:
This gives you a list of new News Feed options:
Next, click “See All.” This shows you all the different News Feed settings, including any groups you may be part of and any friends and family lists you’ve set up.
If you want to see everything in the order it is posted, select “Most Recent.”
Your News Feed will now change to show you everything, in time order. To change it back, simply hit the down arrow again and select a different setting.
How will you use the new News Feed? Do you want to see everything in your stream? Have your say in the comments below.
Mashable composite, images courtesy Facebook, deviantART