How to sort your Facebook newsfeed in chronological order

Facebook is restoring the ability sort the newsfeed by recent stories first. We'll show you how to use the new(old) sort feature.


If you're one of the many Facebook users who was disappointed with the newsfeed changes back in September, you'll be glad to know that Facebook was listening.

As reported by Laura Locke a few days ago, Facebook is restoring the ability to sort the News Feed by recent stories first. Once you get the new(old) sort feature, here's how to use it:

Step 1: Click on the new "sort" link, located at the top of your newsfeed.

Facebook sort link
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Step 2: By default, you'll see that "Highlighted Stories First" is checked. Click on "Recent Stories First" to sort your newsfeed in chronological order.

Recent stories first selection
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Step 3: Once you switch over to sorting by recent stories, the "sort" link will change to "sort: recent stories first" and you'll see your newsfeed in chronological order.

Sort recent stories first
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

That's it. Is anyone else happy as a clam to get some control back in your newsfeed?

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