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Facebook changed its algorithm, but here's how you can still see Michigan Radio in your News Feed

Jan 31, 2018

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a change to its algorithm that impacts the visibility of media outlets within your News Feed. Facebook regularly tinkers with this algorithm, but this round of changes puts the emphasis on featuring updates from your friends and family members before those of news sites.

"The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about, it can be good for our well-being," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a statement. "We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long term measures of happiness and health. On the other hand, passively reading articles or watching videos -- even if they're entertaining or informative -- may not be as good."

However, if you like seeing our posts in your News Feed and you'd still like to be able to see regular updates from us, there are a few quick steps you can take - and we'll walk you through them!

iPhone Users:

1) Find the three-line menu icon (☰) on the bottom right of your screen and select it.

2) Scroll down and select "Settings."

3) On the menu that pops up, choose "News Feed Preferences."

4) Choose "Prioritize who to see first."

5) Scroll through and find Michigan Radio and any other pages you'd like to see first. A blue and white start icon will appear on the pages you select.

6) Hit "Done" once finished. You're all set!

Android Users: 

1) Choose the three line menu icon (☰) on the top right.

2) Scroll down til you find "News Feed Preferences." Select that.

3) Select "Prioritize who to see first."

4) Choose Michigan Radio and any other pages you'd like to see first. A blue and white start icon will appear on the pages you select.

5) Hit the back arrow - your changes will be saved. You're all set!

Desktop:

1) Go to facebook.com and click on the down arrow at the top right of the page to the right of the question mark icon).

2) Click on "News Feed Preferences."

3) Click "Prioritize who to see first."

4) Choose Michigan Radio and any other pages you'd like to see first. A blue and white start icon will appear on the pages you select.

5) Close out of the box by hitting the "x" at the top or the blue done button on the bottom. Your changes will be saved. 

Be sure that you follow Michigan Radio on Facebook, Twitter (@MichiganRadio), and Instagram!