Facebook Launches A New Lists Feature For A More Personal Experience


Facebook has been encouraging users to share more personal content on their pages through features such as coloured backgrounds for statuses, a Did You Know feature, and increased options for using stories.

Users can create their own lists with colored backgrounds, and decorate them with emoji.

The tweaks are largely created to encourage people to interact with more content on the site and share more information about themselves, which Facebook will be able to use to sell more ads.

Examples of Facebook Lists include "Goals for the Year", "My Travel Wishlist", and "Things I need to get done".

Rumors of a possible list-creation feature appeared last month when the company appeared to be testing it among select users. Like we said, this is just the latest update to the status feature that Facebook has introduced in recent times.

"Based on this, we're making a major change to how we build Facebook". Over the course of 2017, eMarketer found some 2.8 million U.S. users under the age of 25 left the platform. Currently, the status box on Facebook has options that where users can add a poll, answer a question, add a sticker, GIFs and more.

Lists feature on Facebook    
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Meanwhile, Facebook-owned Instagram is predicted to grow by 13 percent this year, to 105 million people, and Snapchat will grow by 9 percent, to 86.5 million, according to eMarketer.

In January, Facebook reprioritized the News Feed to show more posts from friends and family instead of brands and publishers. " box. At the bottom of the screen, you will see the usual options, like Photo/Video, Tag Friends, Check In, Go Live, etc".

The status box now contains options for users to add a poll, ask questions, add stickers, GIFs and much more.

Note: If you don't see these options, tap the "Add to your post" option to expand the menu.

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. To make it an eye-catching post on others' feed, you can add colors and emojis.