How to keep important, local stories in your Facebook news feed

How to keep important, local stories in your Facebook news feed

New Year, New Feed.

Last week, Facebook announced more changes are coming to your news feed in 2018.

“I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday afternoon on his Facebook page.

In short, this means you’ll see more posts from friends and family in your network and less content from brands, businesses and media.

According to Pew Research Center, 67 percent of Americans get their news from social media. But that number could dip given the latest update to Facebook’s algorithm.

At Bay Area News Group, we believe in serving our Facebook audience with quality news and coverage that shapes and impacts their own lives – most of which already generates comments and reactions from our readers. So to ensure you continue getting updates from us on Facebook, here are steps you can take to follow our coverage:

On a mobile device

  1. Log into your Facebook account and click on the three horizontal lines in the bottom or on the top right corner of your screen.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the menu and click on ‘settings’
  3. From the list of settings options, click on ‘News Feed Preferences’. This will open a new page with preferences controls.
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  4. Select ‘Prioritize who to see first’. Now you’ll see a list of pages and profiles you ‘like’ on Facebook.
  5. Scroll through the list and select the pages that provide the coverage you want to see on your feed regularly. The pages you choose will be annotated with a blue star.
  6. Hit ‘done’ in the top or on the bottom right corner of your screen to save your changes.

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On your desktop

  1. Log into Facebook. In the left-hand column of your homepage, look for ‘news feed’ at the top of the menu and then click the three dots beside it.
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  2. From the pop-up menu, select ‘edit preferences’ at the bottom. This will open a new pop-up window with preference controls.
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  3. Select ‘Prioritize who to see first’. Now you’ll see a list of pages and profiles you ‘like’ on Facebook.
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  4. Scroll through the list and select the pages that provide the coverage you want to see on your feed regularly. The pages you choose will be annotated with a blue star.
  5. Hit ‘done’ in the bottom right corner of your screen to save your changes.

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Published at Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:57:07 +0000