New Facebook ‘see first’ option for pages we like/follow

Do you remember those halcyon days when Facebook used to actually ‘show’ you posts from pages that you’d liked? All the posts, on your timeline? And then they changed their algorithms so that you only saw a tiny percentage of posts from the pages you followed and we were all really pissed off about it.

Well, apparently Facebook seem to be finally giving us the option to see more from pages we follow. I’ll believe it when I see it in action, but it’s got to be worth a try.

Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss posts from pages you’re interested in following.

On a computer

Go to the page you want updates from (make sure you’ve already ‘liked’ it). What you see depends slightly on how the page is set up (see screencaps). But you either need to click on the button that says ‘following’ or the button that says ‘liked.’ Then click on ‘see first’ and bingo – you should actually see updates from your favourite authors, TV shows, public figures, porn stars etc again. Hurrah 🙂

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On a mobile device

This is for iPhone because it’s what I have, but I guess other devices should be similar. Firstly make sure you’ve updated your app in order to access this new feature. Go to the page you like, and you should see a ‘following’ button. Click on that and you get three options. Choose ‘See First’ and you’re done.

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Like I said. Facebook aren’t known for making it easy for pages to be visible unless the person running the page is paying for advertising… but miracles can happen. In the meantime I’ll be trying this out on my favourite pages.
If you follow my Facebook page, please head on over and test it out 🙂

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About Jay Northcote

Author of LGBT romance. Trans (he/him), Parent, cat herder, professional procrastinator.
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