Wonder why some of your friends’ posts don’t appear in your Facebook feed nowadays?
It’s because of ‘Facebook Algorithms‘.
Yup, those clever mathematical formulas that are supposed to work out what you like to see, and what you don’t like.
To prevent you from being overwhelmed, they show you only the so-called ‘Top Stories‘.
But how can you change that so you can see more?
How Can I See the Most Recent Posts in My Facebook Feed?
Rather than seeing only what Facebook thinks you should see in your Facebook feed, here’s what to do if you want to see all of the most recent posts.
Log onto Facebook on your computer.
And over on the left, you’ll see News Feed.
Click those 3 little dots next to it
It’ll show you that Top Stories is selected.
Click Most Recent instead.
Facebook will then start to show you all the most recent posts rather than the top posts.
How to Make Sure Your Favourite Posts Appear in Your Feed
You can give priority to your best friends, and to your favourite Pages and Groups.
Let’s look at Facebook Pages and Groups first.
Favourite Facebook Pages and Groups
If it’s important that posts from a certain page or group appear in your feed, hop over to that page or group.
First, make sure you’ve liked or follow the page, or you’re a member of the group.
Prioritise Facebook Pages in Your Feed
Go to the Facebook Page.
Click the dropdown arrow on the ‘Following‘ tab.
If ‘Default’ is ticked, click ‘See First‘ instead.
Then, new posts on your favourite page will begin to appear in your feed.
Prioritise Facebook Groups in Your Feed
On your favourite Facebook Group, click ‘Notifications‘.
From there, you can choose how frequently you receive posts – and what sort.
Prioritise Facebook Friends in Your Feed
If you want to make sure a particular friend’s posts appear in your feed, go to their profile.
Click the dropdown arrow on ‘Following‘.
From the menu which appears, click ‘See First‘.
You Control Your Facebook Feed
So now you have much more control over what you see in your Facebook feed.
Not total control.
Nope. Facebook is still free, after all. So they have the final say.
So you’ll still get the ads. And you’ll still see some of those silly rumours circulating.
But at least you can choose to see more of what you want to see.
Want to Stay Safe on Facebook?
In April 2020, I did a free webinar about staying safe on Facebook.
We looked at some Facebook scams – and how to avoid them.
Here’s where you can watch that: Stay Safe on Facebook.
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