Blogging Bistro: Facebook Tutorial: How to Make Sure you see Updates from All your Friends in your Newsfeed

31 Mar
Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your Facebook Newsfeed 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 friend/fan list can’t see anything you post. Here’s why:

The “New Facebook” has a Newsfeed 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/fans 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!

Here’s the fix:

§ From your Home page, click the “Most Recent” link on the right of the Newsfeed.

§ Then click on the dropdown arrow beside it.

§ Select “Edit Options.” [See screenshot below]

§ Click on “Show Posts From” and change the default setting to “All of Your Friends and Pages.” [See screenshot below]

§ Click Save.

Note:

You can also access the “Edit Options” link at the very bottom of the Facebook Homepage on the right.

**Super Important Note:

You can use this same procedure to change the settings to your personal profile and any business (fan) pages you administer, but you have to manually change EACH page individually.

If you administer accounts for various people, you do not have to log out of Facebook to make this change.

Just pull down the “Account” dropdown menu and select “Use Facebook as Page.”

Then click “Switch” to jump to the Page you administer.

Good News/Bad News

The good news is: now you can now view all of your friends and fans again.

The bad news is: YOU ARE STILL INVISIBLE to a large portion of your list. Get the word out to ALL of your friends and fans by sharing this tutorial with them so they can adjust their settings.

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One Response to “Blogging Bistro: Facebook Tutorial: How to Make Sure you see Updates from All your Friends in your Newsfeed”

  1. Claire Carroll 06/04/2011 at 11:43 am #

    Really helpful post Tara, thank you!

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