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That way, you could use the lists for selective sharing and to browse their feeds, without having to do the work of list-building yourself.
But even with Smart Lists, it seems that not many people likely used the “Friend List Feeds” feature, specifically — or perhaps, even knew it existed.
In addition, with the rise of Facebook Groups, those who want to share and browse posts focused on a given topic — like neighborhood news, discussions about a favorite show, people going through a similar health crisis, or anything else — could just join a private group instead.
According to Facebook’s message, Friend List Feed are shutting down on August 9, 2018 — which is today. However, the feature is still available as of the time of writing. (Facebook said this could be due to an older app version.)
The company confirmed the shutdown to TechCrunch.
“We’re shutting down this lesser-used feature to focus our efforts on improving the main News Feed experience,” a spokesperson said. “While people won’t be able to view custom feeds from lists of friends, they’ll still be able to create and edit friends lists, and share just to these audiences whenever they post to Facebook. In addition to these options, they can also keep customizing News Feed by visiting News Feed preferences to choose which posts they want to see first, or hide posts they don’t want to see.”
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 designa…
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