Facebook gets personal with new lists update

Reports suggested that Facebook will also add News section in Watch feature

Earlier in January, Facebook had announced a major update where it claimed to put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed - and likely result in people spending less time on the leading social network.

Facebook, which was once a place for users to post personal stuff and engage in conversations, today is flooded with ads and non-personal content.

(Web Desk) - Facebook launched a new update called Lists by which users can personalise the status box as it gives several options like bullet points, additional colours and designs.

The latest feature to be added to the Status Updates box lets you list nearly anything.

The new feature allows users to create customisable lists and post them to their news feed was launched on Tuesday.

Lists can be decorated with colourful backgrounds and even emoji, to make them stand out.


The new Facebook feature allows friends to copy one another's lists and offer their own thoughts on the list through the comments and rankings section.

However, with the rollout of Lists, Facebook is running the risk of people flooding the News Feed with tiresome or annoying updates that turn people off the site.

For now, the list feature is only available for users on Android. iPhone users will be able to view lists but can't create them yet. Facebook has not said how long it will take for all users to receive the new update. In fact, personal updates have declined over time, and Facebook wants them back. The company is projected to further lose around 2.1 million such users more this year. " box. At the bottom of the screen, you will see the usual options, like Photo/Video, Tag Friends, Check In, Go Live, etc".

There is no set date for when the new lists update will be completely rolled out.

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