Chapter 3

Touring the Interface

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding how each part of your news feed works

arrow Managing your ticker

arrow Curating your timeline

Facebook has many features, including the news feed, your personal timeline, and business pages. Each offers a different way to view or access content. This chapter explains how the two most prominent pages — your news feed and personal timeline — work.

In this chapter, we share some screen shots of the news feed and personal timeline and explain the main elements of each. Both the news feed and timeline have a lot of functionality. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

Navigating Your News Feed Page

Your Facebook news feed is your main Facebook page. (We sometimes refer to the main Facebook page as your Facebook home page.) You see it every time you log in, and it’s where you find the most functionality for interacting on Facebook. Your timeline is important too because it’s where you archive your content, but your news feed is where you’ll spend most of your time.

We explain the news feed page in terms of five main parts: top navigation, left navigation, your main news feed, right navigation, and the ticker and chat panes (see ...

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