How to Use Facebook's See First List

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

If you scroll through Facebook to find posts from your favorite friends or pages, there's an easier way. With its See First list, Facebook lets you prioritize posts from friends or pages you choose. Here's how to select friends and pages to appear first in your News Feed.

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

Select Friends or Pages to See First

Create your See First list from News Feed Preferences or someone's profile.

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From News Feed Preferences With Facebook on the Desktop

  1. Open and log in to Facebook on a desktop 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 See First.

    Setting Facebook See First List
  6. A new screen displays thumbnail images of your friends and the pages you follow.

  7. Select the thumbnails of the people you want to see at the top of your News Feed when they post. A star is added to the thumbnail.

    Setting Facebook's See First list
  8. Select X to close.

    Selecting Done.
  9. To review your list, go back to Settings & Privacy > News Feed Preferences > All then select See First Only. Your choices display.

    Add up to 30 people or pages to your See First list. The selections you make are not ranked. For example, the person or page you chose first won't necessarily be seen first.

    Selecting See First Only.

From News Feed Preferences With Facebook Mobile App

These instructions apply to 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 Preferences.

  5. Tap Prioritize who to see first to make posts from people or pages appear at the top of your News Feed.

  6. Tap the thumbnails of the people or pages whose posts you want to see first, then select Done.

    Setting Your See First List
  7. Your See First list is now set.

How to Add a Person to Your Close Friends List

Putting someone on your See First 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.

Add to Close Friends from Facebook on the Desktop

  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. Select Close Friends.

    Selecting Close Friends.

Add to Close Friends from the Facebook iOS or Android App

  1. Go to your friend's profile.

  2. Select the Friends button.

  3. Tap Edit Friend List.

  4. Tap Close Friends.

    Editing Friend List on Android.