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Building Facebook Lists

Creating Lists on Facebook (Browser Only)

  1. Log in to your personal Facebook account.

  2. The default view when you log in should be your News Feed sorted by Top Stories.

    • You can change this view to chronological by clicking on the arrow next to the “News Feed” link on the left hand side of your screen and choosing “Most Recent.”

    • You can also add “Custom Lists” that you choose as your News Feed view.

  3. On the left hand side of your News Feed, click on the header section labeled “Friend Lists”. (You might have to click the "More" button.

  4. At the top of the new page, click on the button labeled “+ Create List.”

  5. In the box that opens, name your list (for training purposes, name it “Listening”).

    • Then EITHER: Click in the box labeled “Members” (Who would you like to add to this list?) and start adding your friends that you know you want on the list. OR: If you’re not sure who needs to be on the list, proceed to the next step.

    • After naming your list, click the “Create” button. This will refresh the page and give you an option to “Add Friends to List”, that you can ignore. Click the “Home” button on the top right of your Facebook page.

  6. The following is what I believe to be the easiest way to add people to an existing Facebook list:

    • As you are scrolling through your News Feed (either Most Recent or Top Stories) and come across a friend that you want to add to an existing list, hover over their account name with your mouse. This will reveal a floating box of information about that friend.

    • Move your mouse to hover over the link labeled “Friends”. This will reveal another floating box.

    • Then, actually CLICK on the link labeled “Add to Another List. This will reveal ANOTHER floating box with all of your available Lists that you can add a Friend to. Click on the List titled “Listening”.

    • A check mark will appear to indicate that friend has been added to an existing list.

    • Click anywhere outside the floating box.

    • Repeat these steps for everyone that you wish to add to an existing list

  7. To view your newly created list on your desktop and all the posts from the accounts on that list, click on the section Header Section labeled “Friend Lists” on the left hand side of your News Feed.

Using Your New Lists on the Facebook App

(Note: you must complete the above steps on the browser version of Facebook before the Lists will be available in the App version)

  1. Open up your mobile Facebook App

  2. The default view when you log in should be your News Feed page sorted by Top Stories

    1. You can change this view to chronological by clicking on the “More” button in the bottom right corner of your screen, then scroll until you find “Most Recent”.

    2. To see the "Friends List" you created on your desktop, scroll down to the "Explore" section and click on "Feeds". All of your curated lists will appear here.

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Building Twitter Lists

Creating Lists on Twitter via Native Twitter App

  1. Open either your Personal or your church’s Twitter account

  2. Click on the Settings “Cog Wheel” to the right of your Profile Pic.

  3. Tap “View Lists”Go to your Lists page.

  4. Tap the + symbol in the top right corner of your screen.

  5. Enter the name of your list. This will be limited to 25 characters.

  6. Enter a short description of the list (really only necessary for lists that you make Public) This will be limited to 100 characters.

  7. To make your list Private (only accessible to you) slide the toggle switch to turn it green. Not sliding the toggle with will make your list Public (anyone can see and subscribe to the list).

  8. Click Save list.

  9. On the following screen, if you know the accounts you wish to add, enter them now. Otherwise..

Add Accounts to an existing Twitter List

  1. Touch the “Home” button to view your main Twitter feed

  2. Scroll through your feed to find an account you would like to add to an existing Twitter List

  3. Tap on that accounts profile picture

  4. Click on the Settings “Cog Wheel” to the right of the account Profile Pic.

  5. Touch the “Add/remove from lists” link

  6. Tap the name of the List or Lists you wish to add the account to

  7. Tap the “Done” button in the top right corner

How To View an Existing Twitter List from the Twitter App

  1. Tap the “Me” button in the bottom left corner of your screen

  2. Click on the Settings “Cog Wheel” to the right of your Profile Pic.

  3. Tap the “View lists” link

  4. Tap the List you wish to view

How To View an Existing Twitter List from a Browser

  1. Log In to your Twitter account

  2. Click on your accounts Profile Picture anywhere on the screen

  3. Directly under your Header Image will be Columns to choose from. Click “Lists” on the far right.

  4. Click the name of the list you would like to view

PRO TIP: Once you are on a list’s main page, bookmark the URL to quickly access it in your browser.

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