How do I get back “Most Recent” on the Facebook app?

If you’ve updated the Facebook app on your phone recently, you’ve no doubt noticed the force feeding of “Top Stories” over the often preferred “More Recent.”

Most Recent and Top Stories
Most Recent and Top Stories

When you log onto Facebook you have two options for your updates: “Top Stories” or “Most Recent.” “Top Stories” are the moments that have the most activity, most comments views, likes or shares; the ones Facebook thinks you want to see (and usually from a few days ago). “Most Recent” is pretty self-explanatory — these are the stories that are the one’s most recently posted since you logged on (usually posts from within the past hour or so).

On Facebook.com (or the full website version) you can easily chose between the two on the top lefthand side.

The option to switch used to be just as easy to change on the mobile app, but has recently been updated to bury the “Most Recent” option (the answer why is anyone’s guess — though Facebook does believe it’s what the user prefers).

Facebook iPhone app: Most Recent can be found under "more"
Facebook iPhone app: Most Recent can be found under “more”

Not to fear though, you can get it back, but it’s a little work.

On the bottom of the Facebook phone app, look to the far right under “more.” Scroll way down to the “feeds” section and simply select “More Recent.” If you leave it on this option, every time you tap “more” on the app you’ll see the “Most Recent” feed.

The more you use this option, Facebook will move “More Recent” to the “Favorite” section on the app as well.

*Editor’s note: The Facebook iPad app does not have this issue.

The more you use "Most Recent" it will move up to the favorites under "more" in the app.
The more you use “Most Recent” it will move up to the favorites under “more” in the app.