Monday, February 28, 2011

Facebook Newsfeed changes mean that you are not seeing everything that you should see in your newsfeed

Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your 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 and 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!!  So you will miss out on all those people that you love hearing from, but it only happens infrequently.

HERE'S THE SOLUTION: Scroll down to the bottom of the newsfeed on the homepage and click on "Edit Options", click on "Show Posts From" and change the setting to "All Of Your Friends and Pages"


Click on 'Most Recent at the top of the news feed.  You will get a small arrow to the side of it that you can click to open up a drop down menu.  Go to Edit Options and you will see the option for "Show Posts From" and change the setting to "All of your friends and Pages".

This will actually allow you to see everyone on facebook that you have already agreed to see - kind of the point isn't it?

The annoying thing is that your friends who don't do this won't be able to hear from you unless you have interacted with them recently - hopefully by sharing this, it will get through to eveyone and facebook will be about engaging with your friends once more.

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