Sunday 13 February 2011

Facebook News Feed Problem

By Wanda Lee

Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your News Feed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?

Don't worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friendlist can't see anything you post and here's why:

The "New Facebook" has a news feed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you've recently interacted with or interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). So in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless your friends commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa - you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!


1. Click on "Home" at the top-right corner of your Facebook screen to get to your News Feed page.

2. Click on the arrow next Top News - Most Recent.

3. Scroll down to the bottom and click on "Edit Options", click on "Show Posts From" and change the setting to "All Of Your Friends and Pages". Right below it, you can choose whose posts you do not want to see.

Simply posting an update about it won't do any good because lots of your friends already can't see your posts by default. You'll either have to send out a message to everyone on your list (which I'm not even sure business pages can do and is a rather tedious method) or post an event explaining the situation like this one, and invite your entire friend list. You can also tweet about it hoping that most of your fellow facebookers are also on twitter.


  1. Thanks for letting me know. I will share this post on Facebook.

  2. This is actually just half the steps required - you have to go to the bottom of your page and do the same thing. Go to the very bottom of your News Feed, look for Edit Options on the right side of the page and right click there and check the same options. If you only do one or the other, you'll still have erratic posting. Check both places, and then hope for the best results. I am still having spotty posting and hope they'll get the bugs worked out before much longer.

    ~ Dawn


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