How To Ensure Facebook Doesn’t Filter Your Pages’ And Friends’ Updates


As you might know, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shows you stuff on your News Feed with the help of an algorithm. It is Facebook that decides which updates from your friends and from your “liked” pages to show on your News Feed. This means that you won’t be able to view each and every update, whether you like it or not. In fact, Facebook page owners have been experiencing a decline in audience reach, and the social network is pushing page owners to boost their posts by paying for sending updates to a wide audience. That’s not good news for users like you and me who want to view all the updates. So let’s learn which settings you need to use to ensure that you don’t miss any updates from pages and friends.

Settings for Facebook friends and page updates

There are a few methods that will help you do this. The first is to simply add your friends or pages to your “interests” list. There are two ways to do this: open a page that you want to add to your interests list, hover over the “Liked” button, and then click on “Add to Interest Lists.” With this method, you will be able to add just pages to the interest list. If you want to add friends also, then click on the “interests link at the left sidebar on your homepage and then add friends to this list by typing your friend’s name in the “Add to this list” section in the right sidebar.

Yet another method to do this is by setting up notifications for important pages and friends. To do this, visit a friend’s profile, click on “Friends,” and then on “Get notifications.” The same can be done for pages. Visit the page, click on “Liked,” and then on “Get notifications.” However, the page might update more often than your Facebook friend, and it might be sometimes annoying. Once you do this, Facebook will send a notification (via red bubble) every time that page or friend shares something with you.


While you’re here, don’t forget to “Like” our Facebook page and follow the above method to ensure that you don’t miss any update from us.

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Saqib Khan
Saqib is a technology writer, contributing news and how-to's. He thinks tech all the time, even when dreaming. Besides writing on ValueWalk, he also writes on Technostarry. You can reach him via Twitter.