Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds sometime today, according to a message posted in the Facebook app. The feature allowed users to scroll through only those posts from one of their designated friend lists – for example, family, work colleagues, neighbors, industry peers, and so on. The end result was a much more personalized version of Facebook – one where you could catch up on the updates that were important to you, without the clutter from Facebook Pages, posts from acquaintances, or those from friends whose updates you didn’t care to follow for any other reason.
To use Friend List Feeds, you would first have to create a friend list in Facebook. And to be clear – those friend lists are not going away.
So if you still want to brag about your professional successes to your industry colleagues or post baby pictures for your family to see, that will still be possible.
Facebook’s note regarding the feeds’ shutdown says “don’t worry – you can still continue to create, edit and share to your friend lists.” What’s winding down are the Friend List Feeds, which is a way to read these specific people’s updates in their own separate News Feed within the Facebook app.