Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How to get Facebook Page updates on your News page

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.20.2012

I’ve been annoyed lately because Facebook changes SO often that I have to keep changing my settings in order to make sure I get the feed updates I want.

My latest annoyance is that I didn’t know how to get the news feeds of the pages I liked, like the ones for music artists and TV shows.

But this also includes Authors I’ve liked, which is what spurred me to figure out how to do this.

How to get updates from your “liked” pages on your main Facebook news page:

1) Go to your profile.
2) Click on your Likes.
3) You’ll see a list of everything you’ve “liked” on Facebook. Hover your mouse over each one, and a little box will pop up.
4) Hover your mouse over the gray “Liked” box. A dropdown list will show up.
5) There will be a section called “Add to lists” and you may already have lists or there is an option to add a “New list.” You can add the page to a list already there, or add a new list.
6) When you add a new list, you’ll get a popup box. From here, you can add other pages to your new list besides the one page. Click on “Pages” on the right side and add any pages you want in your new list. You can also add friends and subscriptions, but for my Facebook newsfeed, I’ve already put my friends in different “friend” lists.
7) After you’ve added your pages, click Next at the bottom right.
8) Here you can name your list and also pick who can see your list. You can make it public, viewable only by your friends, or viewable only by yourself. Then click Done at the bottom right.

Another option is to get page updates in your email inbox, which I’ve also done via Hyper Alerts. Here’s a good article explaining Hyper Alerts and how to use it.

How do you get updates from your favorite Facebook pages? Any ideas besides these two solutions?

5 comments :

  1. Thanks, Camy. It is difficult keeping up with all the changes on Facebook. Some I like, but still...

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  2. I tried it, but the hovering just shows the name of the Like and offers no choices. Any suggestions? I'm using Chrome on a PC.

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  3. Is there a little gray "Liked" box? Click on that. I didn't think to click on it at first and it took me a while to figure out that if you click on the "Liked" button you actually get choices, it doesn't "unlike" the page.

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  4. Hi,
    I was so glad to find this blog, my husband and I have a website that is so heavily Facebook integrated that updates can be a pain... Finding your blog at least makes me feel like I'm not the only one.
    Thanks for the information it has been so nice to discover things I had no idea I could do on facebook.

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  5. You're welcome, Rhonda! I hope this helps makes things easier for you!

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