Facebook Updates News Feed With Most Recent Stories First Option

Facebook is rolling out an update to the News Feed over the next couple of weeks that will allow users to view their Most Recent stories at the top of the feed, as opposed to the default Highlighted stories that current appear in that spot.

Detailed on Facebook’s developer blog, the change seems to come as something of an adjustment to Facebook’s original goal to automatically filter the News Feed to show a user what’s most important. The idea there was that a summary of Highlighted stories would automatically appear at the top of the news if a user didn’t visit Facebook frequently, pointing them toward the most relevant information for their consuming habits. In contrast, if a user visits Facebook several times a day, Most Recent stories would automatically appear at the top of the News Feed.

The Most Recent stories filter appears under the Sort function in the News Feed. See screenshots below: