How to Organizing Friends into Lists in Facebook

If you like organization, you’ll love Facebook’s friend lists. You can group your friends into lists, which is particularly useful if you have hundreds of them on Facebook. For example, you may have a list for family and another for close friends, and still another list filled with casual acquaintances. Lists can help you keep track of different groups at different times, or send out messages to everyone in a group all at once.

If you’re like most people, you probably talk about some subjects with everybody and other subjects with only those who are close to you. For example, you may freely express your political or religious views, but not everyone on your friends list or network may want to share in those views. So you end up having private conversations with some, and more public conversations with others. You can make sure your separate worlds don’t collide on Facebook using friend lists as a tool for communicating and organizing.

To create a friend list, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the Friends page and click All Friends.

2. Click the Create List button at the top of the lists area.

3. In the Create New List box, type a name for the new list and press Enter or Return.

4. You can scroll through and click on people you want to add to the new list, or you can type their names in the field at the top of the box.

5. When you finish adding friends to the list, click the Create List button.

After you create a new list, Facebook saves it and displays the Home page showing only the status updates and news feed of the people on the list you just made. To return to the normal news feed again that shows all your friends, just click the News Feed link on the upper-left side of the Home page. Anytime you want to view the news feed with just the friends from the list you created, just click its name on the Home page. You can also click the list name from your Friends page.

You can easily add names to a list, or remove names. The list is just for you; no one else can see your lists. To edit your list, return to the Friends page and click the list. Click the Edit List button and make your changes. When you finish, click the Save List button. To remove a list entirely, display the list and click the Delete List button; then click Delete List from the box that appears. You can use Facebook’s emailing features to email everyone on a list all at once.

Un-Friending Friends
As your friends list grows, you may encounter an occasion in which you want to “un-friend” someone. For example, if the person turns out to be a notorious spammer or you have a falling out of some kind, you can remove the person from your list, or perhaps you want to pare down your list to just people you actually know in some way. There’s no official declaration of this action; however, if your friend goes looking for you in her friend list, your name won’t appear anymore.

To remove a friend, display his or her profile page and click the Remove from Friends link located near the bottom-left area of the page. You can also click the person’s name on your Friends page friends list and click the X button to the right of the person’s name. A prompt box appears. Click the Remove button to finalize the removal. There’s no undo button for a friend removal. If you do want to “re-friend” them again at a later time, you’ll have to beg them to be your friend again through a friend request.

Source of Information : Sams Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes (2009)


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