The redesigned News Feed Facebook announced Thursday is a beautiful, visually rich design with some borrowed elements from mobile user experience that helps create a smooth, clean experience. But you already read all about it. In an ideal world, a richer and more engaging News Feed is good news for brands, which can benefit from higher engagement on their already mostly visual posts. But there is always a “but.”
Two variations on unfriending and subscribing can help you maintain boundaries and communicate with your boss at the same time.
Want to view which of your friends are located in Washington, D.C. or another city? Too bad because it appears as though Facebook has removed that feature. While the company previously announced that they’d remove regional network privacy settings, it wasn’t clear that they were eliminating the ability to browse by region. In a guide that I previously wrote about Facebook friend lists, I explained how useful the ability to browse by network was.
Last week I wrote that Facebook was beginning to phase out friend details from the site. It now appears official and according to Facebook, “the friend details that were already established on your account have been converted to Friend Lists.” If you go look at your friend lists there will now be lists that you hadn’t created as the company tries to eliminate this feature all together.
Yesterday Facebook released an updated version of their friends page to let users more effectively manage their relationships. While some users were frustrated with the changes (as usual), the new design empowers users to more efficiently manage their many groups of friends. While most users have played with Facebook’s friend lists feature, many have still yet to master the feature. We’ve decided to create a comprehensive guide that outlines how you can take advantage of friend lists to manage relationships and how to make Facebook privacy management much easier using friend lists.