How To Create and Filter Friend Lists On Facebook?

Everyone knows that facebook is a great website for social networking and creating and expanding individual friend list or groups. The new design of Facebook has allowed us to post more rapid updates, so we are able to receive and send new information through our contacts in real time. At the same time, Facebook has introduced a new and powerful system to filter our news feed for publishing information. Although to be honest, not all new users know who is available and do not know how to use this FB feature so in this article, I will explain how to create friend lists and how to install filters for creating friend lists on facebook so that you can separate your beer loving friends from ipad lovers.

Facebook friends list feature helps in distinguishing your beer loving friends from ipad lovers. Simple
Facebook friends list feature helps in distinguishing your beer loving friends from ipad lovers. Simple
Add more friends on facebook
Add more friends on facebook

What is a friend list?

A friend list is a simple and easy way to create groups of friends in Facebook so that only we are able to see updates from contacts we choose on our own. If you've ever used lists on FriendFeed or TweetDeck groups, then you can get an idea of how friend lists work on FB.

My sexy college friends on facebook
My sexy college friends on facebook

How to create a friend list?

  1. On the left side of your Facebook profile, you will be able to see a vertical bar that appears with a section called Friends. Once you will enter a list with all your contacts, it will show a button called "Create list."
  2. Then, you will see a window that will ask you to name the new list and choose the people you would like to include into that list.
  3. To be able to add friends to your list, you have to click on name or picture of your friend, so when checking their profiles, you will find that they have a box that indicates that they belong to one of your lists.

Inside FB - Create Friend List
Inside FB - Create Friend List

How to use a friend list?

  1. This is an easy part. You have to just go to the home page of your Facebook and select the list you want to create. If you it does not appear on its own, click on the link to give "more" and you will automatically see the button for creating a list.
  2. Once you select a particular list, you will only be able to see updates from people who are within that list. This is a powerful facebook tool which helps us in keeping track of what is happening to people we really care, no matter if you have 200 or 2000 friends.
  3. For example, you will be able to create a list for your family, co-workers, business partners, and close friends and each time you want to know what are the new updates from that particular group, you will get a list without having to look one by one.

So this is how you can create friend lists on facebook and also filter them at the same time by giving separate names or titles to each group or list. This facebook feature helps us in separating our professional links from our family links so that you are able to interact and respond to each group with different views and mindset.

Facebook in an important social networking site where you can do business networking side by side make new friends and get social.
Facebook in an important social networking site where you can do business networking side by side make new friends and get social.

How to create Facebook friend lists and manage who sees what on your Facebook profile?

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U Neek 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

I'm a born organizer so I figured out friends lists pretty early on in my Facebook experience. Many people, though, limit their Facebook friends because they get frustrated with too much information for too many friends. I advise them to use the "Hide" feature, but I have not tried to explain how to use lists. Thanks for the simple instructions; I'll have to share!


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot U Neek for going through this hub in such a detail and writing your comment. I am glad that you found this hub informational and would like to share with friends. I will have a look on your hubs today.


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sarkarinaukria 5 years ago from india

looks good!!!


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much sarkarinaukria.


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uzzal287 4 years ago from Rangpur,Bangladesh

so nice


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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks friends.

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