Facebook is Hiding Your Friends. Here’s How to Fix It.
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed that something wasn’t right with my Facebook. I wasn’t seeing all of my friends’ updates on my wall. It was like some of my friends had just disappeared. When I went to their page, I could see their status updates, but they wouldn’t show up on my wall.
What the heck was going on? I went on a mission to find out.
As it turns out, if you have more than 250 friends, Facebook’s default mode only allows you to see updates from 250 of them on your wall. The rest of your friends are basically invisible to you. What’s the point of that?
So if you have more than 250 friends on your Facebook and you want to see updates from all your friends on your wall, you need to keep reading because I’m going to show you how to fix it to where you can see all of them.
Step #1: Go to your Facebook homepage
Go to Facebook.com, login, and stay on your main homepage. You should see the feed with all the latest updates from your friends. You there yet? Okay. Let’s move on to the next step. Note: There is a difference between home and profile - make sure you are on the home page
Step #2 Change the feed from "Top News" to "Most Recent"
In the top right hand corner you should see two options "Top News" and "Most Recent". Select Most Recent.
Step #3: Scroll down to “Edit Options”
If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the homepage, you’ll see a blue bar that has 2 links: “Older Posts” and “Edit Options.” Click the link that says “Edit Options.”
Step #4: Change the “Number of Friends” preset
After you click “Edit Options”, a box will pop up with 3 different categories. Under the “Number of Friends” category, you’ll see that you can control how many friends are shown in the Live Feed. The preset maximum is 250. Luckily, you can change this. Just change it to a number higher than the number of friends you currently have (in case you add more friends later). I set mine at 1,000.
That’s all there is to it! You can now see all of your friends in your feed. Time to reconnect with those people you haven’t “liked” or commented on in a while!
Posted on Thu, December 16, 2010
by Brian Waraksa filed under