Wed 8 Apr 2009
Facebook has gotten plenty of negative feedback for their redesign. That isn’t the purpose of this post, but Facebook should make it easier to figure out how to do things. They touted the live news feed and how organization that use Fan Pages are really going to have to step it up in this new revamped site.
After some investigation and thanks to a Twitter comment I have figured out why not everyone sees Fan Page status updates in their news feeds.
It appears that unless you became a Fan after the redesign then you need to manually change some settings to “unhide” the status updates in your live feed. You can always hide it again later if they constantly update their status. My source for this information is Julie Bailey.
If you don’t see the fan page status updates in your news feed then here is what you do.
1) Click on the “home” tab.
2) Scroll to the bottom
3) Click on “Edit Options”
4) Next to all of the Pages is a button that says “Add to News Feed”
Then you should start seeing them!
Julie also indicated that Selective Twitter Status (my choice for integrating Facebook and Twitter) is now working for Fan Pages as well. I’ve tested it out for the Seward Church Twitter and Facebook fan page and it seems to work well.
Updated: For those struggling to find the “Edit Options” link here is a picture of what the very bottom of my Facebook News Feed Page looks like. You might need to click on it to get a clearer image.