If you get much of your local news on Facebook, as many Press Herald readers do, you may be seeing fewer of our posts than you used to. That’s because Facebook has changed how it delivers news to its users, but you can undo that change to make sure you don’t miss out on our coverage.

Facebook changes its algorithm (the system that determines which posts you see in your news feed) frequently, which you’ve already seen if you’ve been using it for a while. And its latest layout change will prioritize posts from your friends and family over stories from news outlets like us. While family comes first and you might be glad to see more of your loved ones’ updates, this change can bump Press Herald posts out of your news feed.

Fortunately, Facebook has designed a way to make sure you continue to see posts from news organizations you value. Here’s how:

COMPUTER USERS

Go to our Facebook page. If you’re on a desktop or laptop computer, just hover your cursor over the “Following” box and a drop-down menu will appear.

Under the “In Your News Feed” heading in that menu, you should see a few options. If “Default” is checked, Facebook’s algorithm will apply, meaning you could see less of our content. If you want to make sure you don’t miss our posts, you can click “See First.”

You can also click the pencil icon next to those two options to have more control over what kinds of Press Herald posts appear in your feed. And you can always go back to this menu and change your choices.

MOBILE USERS

Go to our Facebook page. If you click on the “Following” folder, you should see several options.

If “Default” is checked, Facebook’s algorithm will apply, meaning you could see less of our content. If you want to make sure you don’t miss our posts, you can click “See First.” You can also opt to get notifications from our Facebook page and be the first to know about new stories or videos.

We hope this helps keep you informed while keeping up with your friends and family on Facebook. Thanks for reading!