How to use the new Facebook layout

Just in case you have not noticed facebook has made some pretty big changes the last 24 hours.  I admit I hate change so I was not to hip on what they had done.  BUT I figured it is most likely here to stay so I might as well put on a happy face and move forward.

Luckily I have good “bloggy friends” like Tracie at Penny Pinchin Mom who helped walk me thru some of the changes.

The biggest changes is the way that status updates feed onto your wall. This has changed for both friends and pages.  I’ll share the change you need to make to see your friends’ updates first.

You actually have to subscribe to see all updates from all of your friends as it is defaulted to “MOST UPDATES.”   To change this, just click the down arrow next to their update and change it from MOST updates to ALL updates.  This will allow you to see all of your friends information in your news feed, rather than having to go to their individual pages to find them.

Another new feature is LISTS.  You can find this in the sidebar.  This might be a good one for all of you.  When you click this link, you will see some pre-determined lists – including pages.  You can add or remove pages from your list.  Then, when you log into Facebook, you can quickly go into your lists, click the one for your pages and you’ll see all of the posts come up.

You can create custom lists to find your favorite people/pages more quickly.  Here is how to do just that:

  • Click on Lists from the sidebar.
  • Click on Create a list.
  • Name the list what you would like to – I am calling mine Money Saving Sites:

  • Click Add Friends to the list to see their updates.
  • When this page comes up, click the drop down menu that says FRIENDS and change it to PAGES


  • Select the pages you want to see and then click DONE
  • Now, you will see this in your side bar


  • When you click on Money Saving Sites you will catch ONLY the pages you really want to see

Thanks again Penny Pinchin Mom

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