This has been a hot topic among facebookers lately and it has officially arrived. The Interest Lists helps you turn Facebook into your own personalized newspaper, with special sections or feeds for topics that matter to you. You can find traditional news sections like Business, Sports and Style or get much more personalized like Tech News, NBA Players, and Art Critics.
With Interest Lists, You can search for pre-made lists of your favorite topics by other Facebookers (the list makers need not be in your Friend list) or create your personalized Newspapers like section with your Liked Pages or Subscribed People or Friends.
As said above, You can include pages, subscriptions, friends into your lists.
Like & Subscribe Button changes to Liked & Subscribed respectively along with Drop Down.
Another interesting thing is that the Like buttons on pages and Subscribe buttons people will now change to ‘Liked’ and ‘Subscribed’ once you click over them along with a Drop Down to Add to List or Unlike the page.
How to Search for Lists.
To search for existing lists created by other Fans, Go to Add Interests and in the ‘search for lists’ box, Enter your topic name following which you will get a list of ‘Lists’ created by others which you can subscribe and will be added to your interests.
How to Create Personalized Interest Lists.
Step 1. Open the Add Interests page > Click on Create List.
Step 2. You will be presented with a Popup with three tabs in the left side namely ‘Pages’ , ‘Subscriptions’ , ‘Friends’. You can go to each category and select the People/Pages that you want to add to your Interest List or you can Search for Pages/People in the search box on top.
Step 3. After selecting a few people/pages proceed by clicking on Next. Here Enter the List Name and choose the Privacy settings for this list, i.e Who all should be able to see this list. If you select Public then your List will appear in the Searches of Friends + Non-Friends and they can subscribe. The rest options are self explanatory.
Once you have created a List, You can add that list to your Favorites like other groups or pages by Hovering over the list in the sidebar then selecting Add to Favorites. However this feature is not available when you have subscribed to another person’s list which is show with a green RSS icon.
You can click on each of your Interest Lists to see a unique News Feed for each. It will show you all the updates made from every member of the list. Each list can only been edited by the creator.
Managing Updates in Interest Lists.
You can mange what type of Notifications or Updates yo receive from your Interest Lists members. This can be accessed from the List Page > Top right > Manage List. It gives the following options.
That was the quick summary of this new Facebook feature. Hope you liked it, What are you views regarding Interest Lists? Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?