Facebook restores chronological setting to News Feed

World's busiest social network begins another rollout of "most recent stories" to News Feed over coming weeks

Facebook is restoring the chronological setting to News Feed Facebook

Facebook is bringing back the chronological setting for News Feed.

Users can now once again see the "most recent" stories first atop their News Feeds, Facebook noted in a blog post this afternoon.

As of late September, the chronological option was removed as Facebook moved to fully automate the News Feed with stories the company's algorithms deemed "most important." Facebook said the tweaks were designed to "help you see more of what you care about, and less of what you don't."

Clearly, Facebook's loyal user base wasn't thrilled by Facebook's complete handling of their news stream and wanted to take back some element of control or personalization.

Once the updates go live, users will see a "sort" button at the top of their News Feed and can choose to see either "highlighted" stories or "most recent stories" first.

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Laura Locke is a senior writer for CNET, covering social media, emerging trends, and start-ups. Prior to joining CNET, she contributed extensively to Time and Time.com for much of the past decade.

 

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