Facebook recently made some changes to the way they display news updates from your friends. No longer are displays from all of your friends included, in fact, they have it setup as a default to only display updates from 250 friends, even though the friend limit is still 5,000. I would assume this was done to decrease load on their servers. Unfortunately, it also impacts a Facebook user's ability to stay virtually connected to each other, since you can't readily see all updates without manual intervention. Well, there is a pretty simple change you can make to display the news updates from all of your Facebook friends... here's how you do it.
As an FYI, this came to my attention because a couple gamers emailed me asking why they weren't seeing all of their friends' updates for different Facebook games, like Farmville, Mafia Wars, Mob Wars, Pet Society and other similar gamers.
Update: from comment #10, John...
"If your in Live Feed, and your not getting the Edit Options or the option to change the amount of friends is not there, just hide several different people or apps and try again. It should show up for you now. That's what i had to do".
Step one: From your Facebook home page near the top of your news feed you'll see a link that says View Live Feed, click it.
Step two: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link that says Edit Options.
Step three: An option popup will appear, now change the default setting from 250 to 5000, as pictured below, and click Save.
It should look like this before you click save.
That's it, you're done.
If that doesn't work for you then you'll need to log out of Facebook, clear your browser's cookies and cache, and then login and perform the above steps. That should fix it and you will now see updates from all of your friends on Facebook. Anything I missed? Post it in the comments. Find this helpful? Share the link with your Facebook friends.
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