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Facebook’s Recent Stories Option Returns to News Feed

An update to News Feed is coming out of the Facebook camp that allows the users to sort out information by Recent Stories or Highlighted Stories.

Sort Link

A ‘Sort’ link, which is a part of update, appears at the top of the News Feed. On clicking the click, users will have two options to organize their content in News Feed, i.e. Highlighted Stories First’ and ‘Recent Stories First’. The first option works almost the same way as it does now by putting the most important stories on the top of the page. The second option will let users to organize their News Feed entries in a reverse chronological order, but it won’t give a broader view of the things as the real-time ‘Ticker’ does for you.


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It was in September when the social networking giant redesigned the News Feed with an aim to keep users well informed about the important events happenings in your friends’ profiles. For this purpose, Facebook introduced Ticker along with an update to show up important events occurred within users’ social graph.

The recent update has removed the ‘Top Stories’ and ‘Most Recent’ links at the top of the News Feed page. Facebook might be forced to bring back the option because of users’ demands and requests to have a simple and uncluttered News Feed content. With new News Feed, users will be able to see recent stories in the News Feed, if they had logged into their account recently, but not as comprehensively as in case of Ticker.

According to a statement released by Facebook, the ‘Sort’ link will be rolling out to users over the next few days.  We can say if it is a wise move from Facebook to bring back the Recent Stories option or not. We have to wait for some time to get users’ feedback on this change.

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