Wondering why you didn’t see that image/status from your friend on your News Feed ? Here’s the answer:
When the Facebook Smart Lists & Timeline were introduced, these changes affected the News Feed too. Facebook now comes with an option to view 3 types of updates from your friends:
- All Updates
- Most Updates
- Only Important Updates
All Updates - This will be selected automatically if you have listed the friend in your “Close Friends” list. “All Updates” will show you every single update from your friend, including the third-party posts they like/comment, their game updates, etc. Clearly, this is nothing but a headache if your friend is too active on Facebook.
Most Updates - This is selected By Default for all your friends(Except ofcourse your Close Friends) and is the main Culprit why you miss some of the updates from your friends.
Only Important - This includes life-events, photos and popular statuses. Popular Status is a status from your friend which has got many likes and/or comments.
There are 2 ways to solve this problem:
- Include the friend in your “Close Friends” List.
- Alternative way is:
a) Goto your friend’s profile.
b) Hover your mouse on “Friends” (near Message). This will generate a Drop-down menu under “Friends”
c) Click on “Settings” from the Drop Down Menu
d) Select the type of updates(All Updates/Most Updates/Only Important) you wish to see.