So they keep making updates to Facebook, they really are trying to be helpful (at least in their minds).  It was a good idea to have a News Feed and a Live Feed.  Let you have a smaller number of “more important” people show up in your news feed while everyone else shows up in the Live Feed.

Great idea, if you could select who you wanted. But they randomly selected 250 people for you.  I’m sure there is some great formula or algorithm that went into this. There is a simple fix.  To bring all of your friends back do the following steps:

  1. Go to the Facebook Home Page.
  2. Choose “Live Feed.”
  3. Scroll to the bottom & click ” Edit Options.”
  4. Then you will see your “News Feed Settings.” (see below) Change the 250 to 5000, which is Facebook’s friend limit, and your feed will work correctly again.


If you want a smaller selection, you can choose them on your own.  Do the first 3 steps and on the 4th step you have a couple of options.  You can type each name in at the top where it says “Show More” or in the “Hide” box.  Or you can click on the little link at the bottom that says “View Recommended Friends”.  This link allows you to actually select or unselect individual friends just like creating an event.

Hope that is helpful.

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