If you use the social network Nextdoor, you might find it annoying to open your email and get a post that is already several days old. Maybe it’s a safety-related post in your neighborhood or something major going on, but you already missed it.
Fortunately, you can change the way your news feed works on Nextdoor. Here’s how.
Step 1: Access the News Feed Preferences
Go to the URL https://nextdoor.com/settings/newsfeed_preferences/ or you can also get there by going to your account section and clicking on news feed preferences.
Step 2: Change the Sorting Criteria
By default, your news feed will be sorted by top posts – whatever is trending. However, timely types of posts can take a while to reach the top post status, meaning you might miss something critical if you use this sorting method.
To ensure you don’t miss out, switch the sorting criteria to “recent posts” instead. If you want to be your own filter and decide what you want to look at, “recent posts” is the perfect way to do that.
Step 3: Customize Your Feed
You can also customize the information you get on your feed. For example, if you don’t want to receive business-related posts, you can turn them off. Or if you only want to see breaking news, you can turn off all other categories except for “happening now.”
By changing your news feed preferences to “recent posts,” you can stay up to date with the latest news in your neighborhood and never miss out on important updates.
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- You can change your Nextdoor news feed preferences to show ‘recent posts’ in order to stay more up-to-date on breaking news.
- You can customize the kind of posts you see by turning off other categories like business posts.
- Recent posts will allow you to see breaking posts more quickly.
If you use the social network Nextdoor, you might have found it annoying how you might open your email and get a post that seems interesting, but it’s like three or four days old. Maybe a safety-related post in your neighborhood or something major going on, but you kind of missed it by that point.
So, one thing you can do to change that up is to switch the news feed preferences on Nextdoor. We’re going to go to this URL: nextdoor.com/settings/news_feed_preferences. You can also get it by just going to your account section and then clicking on ‘News Feed Preferences’.
You can see here that the news feed is set to ‘Top Posts’ by default. That’s going to be whatever is sort of trending and often these really breaking news types of posts take a little while for people to pick up on them. It might not reach the top post status for a day or two and, by then, it’s kind of already too late for a lot of different posts.
So, you can switch it instead and say ‘Recent Posts’ as the most important one. Recent post recent activity will be if someone’s commenting on the post. I just like recent posts. Refresh it to see what’s come out recently and kind of be your own filter and decide what you want to look at more and what you don’t.
You can also customize some of the information on the feed here. If you don’t want to get business related posts and that kind of thing, you can get rid of these. If you want to only get the sort of breaking stuff, you can turn everything off except for ‘Happening Now’.
But really, just changing it to ‘Recent’ as the main sorting criteria, I find, makes a huge difference in what you’re going to see. So switch it up, make it recent posts, and see if that allows you to get those breaking posts more quickly.