Facebook News Feed Settings – How To Change

Facebook Feed Settings Changed? Are you noticing a lack of activity from some of your friends on facebook?  Did someone send some sort of private message to all your friends asking them to block their news feed from your home page?  If you’ve noticed inactivity on your facebook news feed there’s a good reason why.

Recent updates on Facebook may have changed your default feed settings to show posts from, “Friends and pages you interactive with most“.  Basically if haven’t interacted with your friend or page recently, they won’t show up in your feed.

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From what I understand, in the last week or so, facebook updated profile default settings for the facebook news feed.  This is the news feed that is displayed when you visit the facebook home page.  Previously, when you clicked ‘Most Recent‘ at the top-right, the news feeds from all your friends and pages would display.  Now your default settings could be set to: “Friends and pages you interactive with most“, which would eliminate many of your feeds.

After making this quick change, all my friends status updates and page subscriptions show.  What I think facebook means by ‘interacting with most‘, is people you often like, share, or comment on their status updates,  pictures, pages, events, etc.  If there’s no interaction then there’s no news feed from that friend or page.

How to change your Facebook News Feed Settings

Step 1: When logged into your account visit the Facebook Homepage.  That’s and can always be reached by clicking on their logo.

Step 2: On the top right of your feed page you’ll see “Top News” and “Most Recent“, click the drop-down beside Most Recent and click, “Edit Options“.

Step 3: The “Edit Your News Feed Settings” window will pop up and just click on:  ‘All of Your Friends and Pages

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  1. Mary Beth says

    What I’d like to know is how to have only the updates from a specific friend list show up in the News feed… or conversely how to hide all updates from a specific list.

    The reason I ask is that I play a game on there and I have a lot of new “friends” who play too… but I don’t care to see all of their news items, posts and thoughts and I can’t see the posts by folks I want to see.

    Help please!

  2. goonerlol says

    i got the new facebook for a while but then all of a sudden it changed back to the old one. do you know how to change it back to the new one? i liked it

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