After a while, you may find that you’ve added many friends in Facebook and liked many pages. So many, perhaps, that your news feed is a mix of both and it’s difficult to separate the two. The default is to display both. It’s possible to sort your news feed so that you can view only posts by friends, or only posts from pages. It’s simple. All you have to do is create separate lists for friends and for pages. Then, when logged in to Facebook, all you have to do is select the list you want to look at.
1. Set up Friend lists for friends.
Facebook creates some default lists for you, such as Close Friends, Family, and Acquaintances. Add friends to those lists, or create new ones.
2. Set up a Friend list for pages.
There are no default lists set up for Pages. You need to create one. Set one up and add the pages you want to view. Or create multiple lists for pages if you’d like.
Update: March 30, 2012
Based on a comment below, I wrote up a quick procedure on how to create a list for pages. I’ll write up a more detailed one and add it as a post. In the meantime, though, you can take a look at that.
3. Unhide pages you want to view regularly and add to a list.
View Friends Only
- Select the Friend list of those friends you want to see in the news feed.
View Pages Only
- Select the Friend list of the pages you want to see in the news feed.
The most current posts by some pages that you have not hidden display.
View Friends and Pages
If you don’t select a list, you’ll see unhidden pages in your news feed as well as your friends.
September 26, 2011: procedure changed to reflect UI changes in Facebook