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Facebook's New Mobile Feed Option Stinks
By: Jessica Cherok
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Have you found Facebook’s new Top Stories-only setup for your mobile News Feed to be the most annoying feature change in quite some time? You’re not alone.

It used to be that Facebook only defaulted to Top Stories on mobile, meaning that users had to change the setting in order to see the Most Recent features. Now, the option to switch to Most Recent has been removed completely from mobile, leaving it up to Facebook to determine — almost entirely — what appears in your feed.

It’s perplexing why Facebook would take the Most Recent story option away. After all, if people used Facebook as much as Facebook wants people to use it — which is constantly — then there would be no need to have a highlight feed of Top Stories. If you’re used to checking Facebook throughout the day, you may have found it frustrating when your feed switched to only allowing you to see posts from 12 hours ago.

Yet, despite the irritation, it doesn’t look like it’ll change anytime in the very near future. So here’s Likehacker’s tip on how to get back to having the newest posts again:

1. Tap the "More" button in the Facebook app.
2. Scroll to the Feeds section and tap on the grey "Feeds" header to expand it.
3. Most Recent should show up in the expanded list, and you can tap on it to view your news feed.

For now, you’re still able to switch to Most Recent on the web version of Facebook. But considering most of us access content using our mobile phones, hopefully the Lifehacker tips can make mobile browsing more enjoyable.

   

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Jessica Cherok is an advocate for online privacy, campaigning for ethical data practices and the protection of personal privacy.
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