Facebook's new Lists feature focuses on more personal posts

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The feature, like it sounds, lets users make lists of anything they choose - New Year's Resolutions, To Do's, restaurants to try, travel ideas, and more.

The status box now contains options for users to add a poll, ask questions, add stickers, GIFs and much more.

Facebook has been encouraging users to share their personal content.

Their latest effort in this regard is a "Lists" feature.

Users can create their own lists with colored backgrounds, and decorate them with emoji.

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Lists has just started rolling out to users, and it should appear as an option when you tap the Status Updates box on the Facebook app.

Facebook has added a new feature for posting status updates (as if there weren't enough options there) which is set to launch today.

The lists are also designed with the idea that friends could copy each other's lists to share their own opinions about the subject at hand. As reported by TechCrunch, it is a global update so will take some time to reach all the users.... Do you think it will make Facebook more personal? Over 2016, Facebook had reportedly lost over 15 percent of users. In fairness, why would you want people's grocery shopping lists clogging up your Facebook feed? " box. At the bottom of the screen, you will see the usual options, like Photo/Video, Tag Friends, Check In, Go Live, etc". A recent eMarketer report indicates that Facebook lost approximately 2.8 million US users aged under 25 years in 2017. Recently, the company announced that the feed will move away from showing news and brand content to focus more on posts from friends and family.

The new list feature is somewhat reminiscent of the now-defunct li.st app. Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic.

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