Facebook pushes for more personal updates with launch of new Lists feature
Feb 15 2018
This new feature seems especially useful at the end of the year when lists are everywhere. Like other recent additions and changes to the News Feed, Lists was created to encourage "meaningful connections between people rather than passive consumption of content", Facebook said.
At the time of this article the new list feature is only available on Android powered devices, for users of the iPhone they able to view other lists but can not make their own any yet.
Facebook has added a brand new feature to the Status Updates box, which lets you post lists to the site.
To ensure that your list will stand out in the News Feed, you may add some emojis or change its background color.
However, with the rollout of Lists, Facebook is running the risk of people flooding the News Feed with tiresome or annoying updates that turn people off the site. The new feature, that was launched on Tuesday and is said to start rolling out more broadly soon, is Facebook's latest attempt to get users to share more personal content to their timeline.
As of now, Lists is only available to select users, but the feature is currently being rolled out globally to a wider audience. As reported by TechCrunch, it is a global update so will take some time to reach all the users....
The only worry is that all Facebook users will default to the ultimate list: The to-do list. Over 2016, Facebook had reportedly lost over 15 percent of users.
Update to the latest version of the Facebook app for either Android or iOS.
The feature will appear in the 'What's on your mind?' status update box.
The social networking made a significant update to its News Feed last month. While your friends couldn't care less about what chores you have to complete today, there are a number of reasons why someone would format their opinions in a list. Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic.