Facebook's new Lists feature is yet another way to post personal updates

Facebook's new Lists feature is yet another way to post personal updates

Facebook's status update feature has evolved over the years, where previously it used to be where people would post the most inane of things.

Facebook wants you to post more about yourself, instead of filling your news feed with viral videos and news articles. The new feature, that was launched on Tuesday and is said to start rolling out more broadly soon, is Facebook's latest attempt to get users to share more personal content to their timeline. After you've opened the dialogue box, press "Add to your post", swipe up from the bottom and find Lists.

Once you receive the update, you can access Lists by pressing on "What's on your mind" to post your status.

They are many options of list available including the standard numbered or bulleted to more artistic choices, adding colour and emoji's etc. Lists reportedly also allows friends to copy a particular list as well as comment on the subject mentioned in the list.

Lists feature on Facebook    
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Lists feature on Facebook Image Facebook

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. On Tuesday, Facebook's head of News Feed, Adam Mosseri, pushed back on claims that lists are created to collect advertising information on your favorite subjects.

For now, the list feature is only available for users on Android. iPhone users will be able to view lists but can't create them yet. According to Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, the company's priority this year is to make sure the site is "good for people's well-being", though he has conceded that this change may mean users spend less time on the platform. The company changed things further late last month when it announced that it would prioritize local news sources over national and worldwide outlets.

On top of this, Facebook's younger user base is also in decline.

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