Here's how to keep RGJ stories in your Facebook news feed
Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that could lead some businesses to increase advertising. Time
Facebook recently announced that it’s changing the behind-the-scenes formula that determines what you see in your news feed.
The new formula puts a preference on status updates by friends and family. That means you are less likely to see posts by the media – including the Reno Gazette Journal.
We know a lot of you like to get news from us on your Facebook – in between looking at family photos and other posts of cuteness (We do it, too).
Here are some things you can do to make sure you can stay in the know with the latest news from the RGJ:
1. Prioritize RGJ stories in your News Feed by making a few selections on Facebook. Follow the directions at this link (or follow our step-by-step instructions below).
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Setting Facebook news feed preferences from a desktop computer
If you're using a desktop computer
From your news feed on Facebook, go to the left sidebar and click the three dots next to "News Feed" and select "Edit Preferences."
In the pop-up window, click "Prioritize who to see first."
You'll see a list of pages and people you like on Facebook. Click on the Reno Gazette Journal to tell Facebook to give priorities to our posts. Pages and people you've selected to see first will be indicated by a blue star. After you've made your selections, click "Done."
Setting Facebook news feed preferences from a smartphone
Open up the Facebook app on your mobile phone.
On an iPhone, tap the three lines in the bottom right corner and scroll down to "Settings." In the pop-up menu, select "News Feed Preferences."
On an Android phone, tap the three lines in the top right corner (depending on the app version, you might tap on the grid of boxes in the bottom right corner instead) and scroll down until you see "News Feed Preferences" and select that.
From there, the experience is similar for iPhone and Android users.
Tap "Prioritize who to see first." Then select the pages and people whose posts you'd like the news feed to prioritize. Tap "Done" when you're finished making your picks.