Have you found yourself caught up in the Facebook wormhole before? You know, when you try to get on Facebook to check to see if your friend announced anything about their new baby and you end up sucked into reading all the other statuses on the top of your list for the next 10+ minutes? Hate that! OR maybe you are tired of seeing status updates from “that person” who is going through a rough time and always complaining and you are now considering giving your “Friends List” a good clean, but do not want to offend anyone nor spend the time doing it?. OR maybe you never see status updates from who you really want to see updates from? Really hate that! Well, I have a tutorial that will help you save time on Facebook by showing you exactly what you want to see and save you from having to weed your Friends List. And best of all, it will only take you a few minutes to do! Ready? Let’s go!
Save Time On Facebook Tutorial
What this tutorial will help you do is create a folder or folders on your sidebar where you can view all your “want to see people/friends/pages” without getting lost in what Facebook wants you to see. I love this! My main reason for starting my Facebook account was so I could keep up with my sisters and other family members that are not the best phone callers. I can separate them out from my main Facebook page and can see all their updates in one space without searching them out and then I can get off without distractions.
Step 1: First, you will want to create a new folder for your left sidebar where you will see if there are any updates. You will do this by hover over your “Friends” section on your left hand sidebar. “More” will appear. Click on it.
Step 2: You will then be taken to this page. Sometimes there are preassigned folders there, but I like to create my own to use.
Step 3: Create your desired list by clicking the “+Create List” button at the top of the page. (Forgive my watermark over the main portion…I used photoshop to help me for the first time!)
Step 4: Name your list. For this tutorial I am naming it “My Family”, but you can use whatever else you would like, For example, Family, Friends, Friends from High School, Favorite Pages, etc.
Step 5: This is the next screen you will see. They give you multiple ways to add people, so if you do not add them now, you can always add them later. Add away …
…OR the easiest way, especially with family, is to search by last name and then they will be all together. Press Finish when you are done.
Step 6: Once you click finished you will see this below. Do not worry! Click refresh and all recent updates from your selected peeps will appear. AND if you forgot to add someone or want to add someone later, you can add them in the box the red arrow is pointing to at anytime.
This is what it looked like after “Refresh” was clicked… Lots of updates!!!
And the next time you get on, you can glance at your left sidebar to see if any in your “My Family” folder or any other folder have updated. See? I have 12 updates! I can get on, check them out and get off!
I also love this because I can choose to share updates with just that certain folder of friends or family. No go, create and enjoy your new free time! 😉
What To Do With Your Saved Time?
I know you are now wondering what you are going to do with all the time you are going to save on Facebook, right? Read that favorite book, get in a good workout, join my 6 Week Fresh Start Fitness Challenge? The possibilities are endless!