Ever Wonder if Everyone Reads Your Facebook Updates? They May Not.

Everyone's Facebook News Feed, from business to personal, defaults to "Friends and pages you interact with most". So not everyone sees your status updates.

“News Feed”, it’s our favorite Home tab in Facebook taking us to our friends/fans and “like” pages.  With Facebook’s most recent changes we may not be accessing all of our “Friends”.  The new default setting is “Friends and pages you interact with most.” If you want everyone to know your news you have to edit the News Feed Settings to “All of your friends and pages.”

V3, a marketing and advertising agency privately held in Kansas Missouri blogged that the default News Feed settings are true for both business and personal pages.

Facebook defaults everyone to “Friends and pages you interact with most.”

Here is “How to edit your settings so everyone sees it”-

  • 1.  Go to the Home tab to see your News Feed and scroll to the bottom to the Older Posts link.  Your News Feed Edit Option button is in the same light blue border as the Older Posts link.

2.  Click on Edit Options and change your Show posts from: “Friends and pages you interact with most” to “All of your friends and pages.”

Now that everyone can see your status updates you will begin to see more news updates beyond your most frequent friend interactions.

If you are accessing Facebook mobile, be sure to touch “Full Site” on your iPods, iPads, iPhones and other wireless (3G or 4G) mobile devices or you will not see “edit options”.

Other News Feed Options. On the other hand, you can select what you see in your News Feed by passing over your friends postings (which will activate the “X”).  Once you click on the “X” you’ll have 4 choices.

  1. Hide this post
  2. Hide all by “a user”
  3. Hide all current posting content
  4. Mark as spam

If you change your mind about hiding a user’s status update or other content, return to the same News Feed Edit Options, select the user’s name and click the “X” removing them from the “hide list.”

For business users on Facebook, you can edit your News Feed the same way as you would a personal Facebook page.

ABOUT: V3 Integrated Marketing, a full service marketing and social media agency uses new media to create brand awareness. Founded in 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri, with 3 employees they focus on what they call Marketing 3.0 defined as online identity using social networks: website, email, blog posts, tweets, You Tube videos, Google Place Pages, and Facebook updates.