How to Use Facebook's Favorites List

Choose the people and pages you'll see at the top of your news feed

If you scroll through Facebook to find posts from your favorite friends or pages, there's an easier way. Facebook lets you identify friends or pages you choose as your Favorites, and prioritizes their posts on your news feed.

These instructions apply to Facebook on a computer and the Facebook mobile app for iOS and Android.

Select Facebook Favorites on a Computer

Here's how to designate friends and pages as Favorites to be prioritized in your Facebook news feed using a computer.

  1. Log in to Facebook on a computer.

  2. Select the arrow in the upper-right corner of your Facebook page.

    The Account icon on Facebook
  3. Select Settings & Privacy from the drop-down menu.

    Settings and Privacy.
  4. Select News Feed Preferences.

    News Feed Preferences.
  5. Select Manage Favorites to display a new screen containing thumbnail images of your friends and the pages you follow.

    Manage Favorites option in Facebook
  6. Toggle the star next to the thumbnails of the people you want on your Favorites list until it turns blue, indicating they are among your favorites.

    Favorites screen in Facebook

    The selections you make are not ranked. For example, the person or page you chose first won't necessarily be seen first.

  7. Select X to close the window.

    The X to close the Favorites screen

Select Favorites With the Mobile Facebook App

Here's how to identify your Favorites using the Facebook iOS or Android app.

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines.

  2. Scroll down and select Settings & Privacy.

  3. Tap Settings.

    Navigating to Settings.
  4. Scroll down and select News Feed.

  5. Tap Favorites.

  6. Tap Add next to the names of the people or pages you want to prioritize on your news feed.

    News Feed and Favorites settings in the Facebook iOS app

Add Facebook Close Friend Status on a Computer

Putting someone on your Favorites list is different from identifying them as a close friend. When you add a friend to your Close Friends list, you receive a notification every time they post on Facebook.

  1. Go to your friend's profile.

  2. Select the Friends button.

    Selecting the Friends button.
  3. Select Edit Friend List.

    Selecting Edit Friend List.
  4. Place a check mark next to Close Friends.

    Selecting Close Friends.

Add Facebook Close Friend Status in iOS or Android App

  1. Go to your friend's profile.

  2. Tap the three-dot menu icon.

  3. Select Friends.

    The Facebook Manage screen
  4. Tap Edit Friend Lists.

  5. Tap Close Friends to place a check mark next to it.

    Close Friends option in Facebook
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