How to set your Facebook Feed to show most recent posts

Facebook’s Feed recommendations aren’t always helpful. The Feed is designed to recommend content you’d most likely want to see, and it’s based on your Facebook activity, your connections, and the level of engagement a given post receives.

But not every Facebook user cares about seeing the most popular posts or Facebook’s attempts to understand what you’d like to see. Sometimes, you just want to keep it simple and see the latest posts that have been shared. If that’s you, it’s important to know that you’re not just stuck with Facebook’s Feed algorithm. You can sort your Feed to show its most recent posts — and we can show you how.

How to view your Facebook Feed chronologically: desktop/web method

If you use Facebook on the web via your PC, the process for viewing your Feed chronologically (the most recent posts) is simple enough. Here’s what to do:

Step 1: Open up your favorite web browser on your PC and go to Facebook.com. Once you’re there, log in to your account if you haven’t already.

Step 2: Once you’re logged in, the first thing you should see is your Feed. To view your Feed posts chronologically, navigate to the left-side menu and select the See all option.

Selecting the Feeds option on the Facebook desktop website.

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Step 3: Then in the menu that appears, under the Social header, select the Feeds option.

On the Feeds page, you’ll see a feed of Facebook posts that are already sorted to show the most recent posts at the top. At first, this page will default to showing you the All tab, which shows all posts from your friends and followed pages.

But if you want, you can narrow down your Feed to just show chronological posts from your Favorites, Friends, Groups, and Pages – just select one of these tabs to only see those kinds of posts chronologically.

The Facebook Feeds page and its tabs.

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How to view your Facebook Feed chronologically: mobile app method

The following instructions were written about and tested on an Android device, but they should be similarly applicable to iOS devices.

Here’s how to chronologically view your Facebook Feed on the mobile app.

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your mobile device. Your app should default to showing you the home Feed, which will display all the Top Posts but not necessarily the most recent ones.

Step 2: To see the most recent posts, tap on the Menu icon that looks like your profile picture with three horizontal lines in front of it. On Android, this is in the top right corner of your screen.

On the Menu screen, under the All shortcuts header, select the Feeds option.

Selecting the Feeds option on the Menu screen on the Facebook mobile app for Android.

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Step 3: The Feeds screen has its own subsections that you can select to further narrow down your newly chronologically-sorted feed: All, Favorites, Friends, Groups, and Pages.

Each of the subsections on the Feeds screen should show you their respective posts chronologically, with the most recent posts at the top.

The Feeds screen on the Facebook mobile app for Android.

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