How News Feed Works

News Feed is a constantly updating list of stories from people and Pages that you follow on Facebook. News Feed stories include status updates, photos, videos, links, app activity and likes.
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The News Feed algorithm uses several factors to determine top stories, including the number of comments, who posted the story, and what kind of story it is (ex: photo, video, status update).

If you feel you're missing stories you'd like to see, or seeing stories in your News Feed that you don't want to see, you can adjust your settings.

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You see stories in your News Feed about your friends’ activity on Facebook, including when your friends like or comment on posts from people you’re not friends with. If you don’t want to see stories in your News Feed about a friend’s activity on Facebook, you can unfollow that friend. Learn more about how to adjust what you see in your News Feed.

You also might see stories in your News Feed about your friends liking or commenting in open groups that you're not a member of. Learn how to hide stories you don’t want to see.

Click here to give us feedback about your experience with News Feed.

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When you send someone a friend request, stories they've shared as Public may appear in your News Feed. This way you don’t have wait for them to respond to your friend request to see their public updates.

Keep in mind that News Feed won't show stories that a non-friend wouldn't be able to see.

People who have yet to accept your friend requests will also appear on your Friends page. Here, you can add them to friend lists.

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Posts on your Timeline may appear other places on Facebook, like News Feed and search, for people who are in the audience they're shared with (ex: friends, public, custom). You can select the audience for things your friends post on your Timeline.
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When you become friends with someone on Facebook shortly after an event you both said you attended, the event may be part of a friendship story that appears on your profile and in News Feed. You’ll be able to see how you met this friend when you view your friendship page.

If you don't want the event to be a part of the story, you or your friend can remove it:

  1. Go to your friend's profile and click Friends on their cover photo
  2. Choose See Friendship
  3. Click x next to Met after (event) at the top of the page to remove the info from both the friendship page and feed stories

Keep in mind that you can also delete the full friendship story and any other feed story by clicking x next to it.

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Promoted posts appear higher in News Feed, so there's a better chance your audience will see them.

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