Facebook is once again filled with new options and tools to help users organize and consume content and updates, and one such way is Interest Lists.
So WHY is creating these Interest Lists helpful? Facebook’s Interest List option has proven particularly useful to users who like their info and updates organized and easy to access. Just like on Twitter, Facebook Interest Lists enable users to organize pages and people they like or find interesting. Interest Lists can be created based on your own interests (or things you care about) or you can opt to follow other people’s lists as well. When you create or follow a list, you’ll see the best posts from that list in your main News Feed.
To create an Interest List, users need to be aware that they can’t add or create these lists when they’re logged in as their business Page, only if they are logged in to their personal pages with their personal profile. To get started creating lists, log in to your personal page, and then navigate to a Page of interest you’d like to add. Hover over the Like button and select “Add to Interest List” from the drop-down.
Once you select this option, you can add the Page to an existing list or select “new list” to create a brand new list that is more relevant. You will then be asked if you want your list to be viewable to the public, only friends, or by only you. Click Finish, and presto, the process is complete.
To find your newly created lists after all this is said-and-done, click home to return to your Profile and then scroll down your left side bar. Below where you would find the links to your messages, pages and groups you will see “Interests” – down toward the bottom. A few clicks, and you’ve accessed your list for quick viewing.
If you would like to see public lists that others have created (as a way to find top info or quality content) go to your Interests Page and click Add Interest to view new lists to follow (searched by keyword). When you subscribe to a list, that list will get added to the Interests along with all the others. When you click on the name of the list, you’ll see a feed of the posts and activity from the people and pages on that list. You may also see highlights from this list in your main news feed.