How to view Most Recent stories in your Facebook News Feed: toggle between Most Recent and Top Stories

Facebook has always had an annoying tendency to switch the default News Feed view from Most Recent to Top Stories, but recently it became more awkward by moving the Sort by option. Here’s how to toggle between Top Stories and Most Recent in your Facebook News Feed.View Most Recent stories on Facebook

Recently my colleague Martyn Casserly accused Facebook of being just like any other 10-year-old, and I have to agree with him at least in one respect: it has a tendency to throw a paddy and play havoc with your News Feed. Also see: How to stop videos and ads autoplaying on Facebook Facebook Most Recent

“There was a time when Facebook was a docile and respectful creature. It did as it was told, when it was told. This made us happy, secure, and ensured that any Victorian chimneys we had remained soot free. But recently there has been a change in this tranquillity as our young charge has begun to show distinct signs of an independent streak. Whereas once you could decide to have your news feed in the sensible and mature order in which people actually post things, now anarchy reigns as Facebook automatically changes it back to Top Stories whenever it feels like it,” wrote Casserly. Also see: 13 best Facebook tips and tricks.

 And he’s right. No matter how many times you switch your News Feed from Top Stories to Most Recent, Facebook will quickly change it back. All this means is every time you log into Facebook you’ll see a list of posts you’ve already read, some of them several days old.

Switching from Top Stories to Most Recent used to be a simple case of toggling the Sort option at the top of the page. It was frustrating to have to keep doing so, but it was at least a straightforward tweak to make. But just when we thought we had it figured out, Facebook kept us on our toes by removing the Sort option.

It’s still possible to view Most Recent rather than Top Stories in your Facebook News Feed; here’s how.

View Most Recent stories on Facebook: Desktop site

When viewed in a desktop browser, Facebook used to offer a Sort option at the top of the screen. You probably noticed its disappearance.

Facebook Most Recent

To switch between Top Stories and Most Recent in a desktop browser you must now look to the top left of the screen. Below your profile picture you’ll see a link for News Feed. Click the downward-pointing arrow to the right of News Feed, then choose Most Recent.

Source by pcadvisor…