I warned you last week about posts that claim you can change what you see in your Facebook feed by copying and pasting certain things into a post. That just plain won’t work. But you do have some very real control over what appears. Let me break down how you can see more of the stuff you want.

One way is to select certain friends and pages as Favorites. Click the drop-down arrow at the top-right of your Facebook feed and choose News Feed Preferences.

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When the Preferences window opens, click on Prioritize who to see first.

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By default, you’ll see both Friends and Pages.

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Click the drop-down arrow to filter by People, Pages, and friends that you’ve already favorited.

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Just click on a friend or page to add to the list of things you see first. A star will appear next to people and pages you have favorited.

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You can pick a maximum of 30 people and pages to add to your Favorites. Click Done when you’re finished.

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That doesn’t mean these are the only 30 people or pages you’ll see posts from. It just means these friends and pages will be given priority in your feed.

There are some other steps you can take to raise the visibility of friends and pages in your feed. We’ll check that out in part 2 of this article.