How to Create List on Facebook

How to Create List on Facebook –  If you have been on Facebook for a while, you have surely noticed a lot of changes to the look of the site, but also to the functionality. Many things were removed, but many other great things were added as well. One of the newer features is the List feature on Facebook.

Today, I will talk about the List feature on Facebook. We will cover what are Facebook List, why Facebook List are useful, and how to create a Facebook List. Let’s not delay and jump right into the action.

What are List?

According to Facebook, Lists are an optional way to you organize your friends on Facebook so you can filter the stories you see in News Feed or post an update for specific people from one part of your life, like your coworkers or friends who live near you.

Why are List important?

List are important because it allows you to segment your friends and associates on Facebook. The Facebook List was created as a result to Google+ and their circles. It is a really great way to separate people in your life and keep the information flow neat and clean. Facebook also thought this was  a great idea, so they created List.

I have list on my Facebook account to keep conversations neat, not offend someone, or keep my private life private. I have list for old high school friends, college friends, family, and work. Some of the things I say to my high school friends probably wouldn’t be view favorably by my work clients or associates. The various List allow me to keep the work clients out of conversations with my high school or college buddies.

Facebook already got you started

Facebook was kind enough to get you started with a few List of friends. Here is the information about those List from their website.

To help you get started, you have lists for:
 Close Friends: You can add your best friends to this list to see more of them in your News Feed and get notified each time they post. You also have the option to turn these extra notifications off.
 Acquaintances: This list is for friends you don’t need to stay in close touch with. People on your acquaintances list will rarely show up in your News Feed. You can also choose to exclude these people when you post something, by choosing Friends except Acquaintances in the audience selector.
 Restricted: This list is for people you’ve added as a friend but just don’t want to share with, like your boss. When you add someone to your Restricted list, they will only be able to see your Public content or posts of yours that you tag them in.Note: Your friends won’t get notified when you add them to these lists.

How to Create List on Facebook

It was great of Facebook to get us started, but most of us desire control over naming these list and grouping our friends. Fortunately, we are able to create our own List on Facebook and I will be showing you how to do that below.

You can add individual friends to lists by hovering over the Friends button at the top of their profile (timeline) and selecting from the list names that appear. If you don’t see the name of the list you’re looking for, click the option to show all of your lists.

You can also edit your lists or create custom lists right from your home page:

  1. Click the Home link (along the top-right of every Facebook page)
  2. Find the list you want to edit in the left column, or click the More link next to Lists
  3. Select the list you want to edit or click Create a List
  4. Search for your friends in the search bar at the top of the page, or add people from the List Suggestions on the right

That’s it!! I know you didn’t think it would be difficult, did you? Facebook prides itself on simplicity. Creating List on Facebook is simple and now you can use it on your page.


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