Show Or Hide Games Tickers And Chat
On the right sidebar, there are three sections:
- Facebook games
- a real-time ticker of your friends activities
- Facebook chat sidebar
If you find the games and ticker distracting, you can turn them off by clicking on the gear icon (
) in the lower-right corner and selecting Hide Games and Hide Ticker.
It can be quite handy to leave the Facebook chat sidebar there. HubSpots State of Inbound 2016 report found that 38 percent and 24 percent of marketers prefer to use social media and messaging apps respectively for business-related communications. With the chat sidebar, you can quickly send a fellow marketer a message if you two prefer to connect through Facebook.
If message pop-ups tend to distract you, you can also choose to turn off chat. Messages from friends will automatically go to your inbox for you to read later.
Bonus: There are advanced chat settings where you can turn off chat for certain friends or lists of friends.
If you find the right sidebar too distracting, you can turn it off entirely, too. Click on the gear icon (
) in the lower-right corner, and there will be an option to Hide Sidebar.
See Most Recent Stories First
Facebooks algorithm by default shows you the top stories from your friends, Pages you liked, and groups you are in, at the top of your News Feed. If you want to see the stories in the order they were posted, click on the three dots (
) to the right of News Feed on the left sidebar and select Most Recent.
Your News Feed will automatically return to the default Top Stories setting when you visit your Facebook homepage again.
Adjust Your Video Settings
Videos are becoming a big part of Facebook, and you are likely seeing more videos than other types of posts on your News Feed. Adjust your video settings to give yourself the best experience. You can change the default quality, stop auto-play, show captions, and customize captions display.
To access these settings, click on the drop-down arrow (
) in the upper-right corner of any Facebook page and select Settings. Then, select Videos at the bottom of the left sidebar.
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Get A Quick Overview Of Your Facebook Ads
On the right column of your Facebook homepage, you might see a section with information about your . I believe this section appears if you are using or have used Facebook ads for any of your Facebook Pages.
You can switch between your Facebook Pages to see their respective ad results. Click on the drop-down arrow (
) beside the name of your Facebook Page to toggle between your Pages.
The Page you select will become the default.
In this section, there will be
- a tip for Facebook ads
- this weeks ad results
- latest unread message for the Page
- todays ad results
- options to create an ad or a post
Teach Facebooks Algorithm Your Preferences
You can also teach Facebooks Algorithm to stop showing things you dont want to see so that it will show you what you want to see. This is a bit more manual and tedious but it allows you to curate the best content on your News Feed.
Whenever you see a type of post you want to stop seeing or see less of, click on the drop-down arrow (
) in the upper-right corner of the post and you will see these options:
You can do the same for ads, too:
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