How to Sort Facebook News Feed by Most Recent on iPhone, iPad or Android


By default your Facebook news feed is sorted by what Facebook feels you’ll be the most interested in rather than by what’s been posted most recently. While this has its advantages, there are times when you just want to see what people are posting at that moment. While it is possible to do this in Facebook, it’s not an easy feature to find and use.

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Steps to Sort Facebook News Feed by Most Recent on iPhone, iPad or Android

  1. Launch the Facebook app, and then scroll down the screen a little bit.
  2. Slowly scroll back up. You’ll see a menu appear along the top of the screen.

  1. Tap the “Settings” icon on the right side of this menu. A Your News Feed menu flies up.

  1. Tap “Recent.”

  1. The menu will disappear and you’ll return to your Facebook home screen, where you’ll see a message letting you know that you’re now seeing new posts first in your Facebook feed.

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