Facebook Is Playing Hide & Go Seek With Your Friends.

July 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Social Networking Tips

Have any of you noticed that you aren’t seeing all of your friends on your Facebook news feed?  This happened to me several weeks ago and I could not figure out what happened.   Did they all get tired of my posts or take me off their friends list for some reason?    I was beginning to get a little paranoid and started wondering what I could have done to make so many people mad at me.

Well, thank goodness one of my friends finally figured it out this week and passed on the information to me.  Take a look at this short video that explains it all.

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Hopefully, this put your mind at ease if you were experiencing the same Facebook dilemma.  If you found this helpful, please pass it on to all of your social media friends and leave me a comment below.

Yours In Success,


71 Responses to “Facebook Is Playing Hide & Go Seek With Your Friends.”
  1. Ha ha – Glyna, this is so funny! I was at a wedding last night and this friend of mine was talking about this very issues! She couldn’t figure out why all her friends’ posts were missing! Well, now we know! I will forward this very valuable video to her so she can fix it! Thanks for always helping us out!!!

    Summer Gehrke´s last blog post ..My Picture Plus 20 Addiction…

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Really? That is wild Summer! I am so glad I could help! Thanks

  2. Val Wilcox says:


    Yeah for solving that issue. I had heard that awhile ago, but I think with all the changes on FB I need to check on mine to see if it’s still running with all my feeds.

    Thanks for the great reminder to stay on top of Facebook! Never know what’s coming next,
    Val 🙂
    Val Wilcox´s last blog post ..Go With the Flow

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are right – you never know! Glad you found this helpful! Thanks Val

  3. Thanks Glyna,

    This is great info. FB needs to stop changing faster than we can keep up! LOl

    Karla Setchel

  4. Aha! That’s what is going on! Some people have been asking me “didn’t you see what I wrote on Facebook?” I felt terrible, like I was missing something if I didn’t check it out enough times.
    Now I realize the problem. Thanks so much Glyna for clearing this up in a quick and simple way. You’re the B E S T!
    Donna Merrill´s last blog post ..Finding Your Niche – Part 1

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I had the same feeling Donna – that is why I was so excited to find this out. Thanks

  5. Thanks Glyna!
    What a huge deal! I don’t want my friends hidden. I noticed that my feed wasn’t as busy as ususal. Facebook is always changing thing that we would have no clue about if it wasn’t for word of mouth. Thank you so much for sharing this, I will pass it along to everyone I know that’s on facebook.

    Danielle 🙂
    Danielle Zack´s last blog post ..Do You Want to Win the Race

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Danielle – yes please pass it along! FB will probably change this soon again and we will have to figure it out all over again:)

  6. Toni King says:

    Hi Glyna,
    It’s amazing, such a simple solution to such a wide spread issue and the answer was right under our noses all the time 🙂

    I have a follow up question however, my ‘edit options’ doesn’t show the same options that showed up on your screen???

    Any clues why?

    Thanks for sharing Glyna

    In Health and Harmony
    Toni King´s last blog post ..Winter Warmth

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Toni – Make sure you are on “most recent” on your news feed and not “top news”. I hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  7. Glyna you do such a great job of instructional teaching! Quick tips are fabulous to showcase your knowledge and this little FB tidbit was worth watching just like all the rest of your tips. Keep them coming!
    Kellie Frazier´s last blog post ..Knowing Where You Are Headed is Vision – Pillar Four

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Kellie – I think some of it comes from teaching years ago. I really do enjoy it and love seeing when someone else learns something new.

  8. Beth Allen says:

    Great explanation of a frustrating and common problem! I was confused about this for quite a while as well ~ and SO glad when someone wrote about it in their status update (lucky I saw it!) 😉

    Thanks for spreading the word, Glyna!
    Beth Allen´s last blog post ..The 5 P’s of Powerful Marketing

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    That’s how I found out about it too! Pretty cool huh? Thanks Beth

  9. Thanks Glyna,
    This is such a great tip.I will go take care of that now.I was wondering the same thing.I feel better too. 🙂
    Beverly Monical´s last blog post ..Can We Learn From Wolves About Teamwork

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Good Beverly – glad to help!

  10. Glyna,

    Thanks for the great info, I also was wondering why I didn’t see some of the feeds. Going to check this out!!

    Have Great Day

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    It drove me crazy for a while too until a friend told me how to fix it. Thanks Chester

  11. Nelson says:

    Not all Blonds are created equal. You my Dear have broken that mold and risen to the valued position called “One Smart Cookie” Thanks Glyna I need this.
    Nelson´s last blog post ..“Ride Em Cowboy”

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Haha – you crack me up as always nelson:) Thanks for the compliment!

  12. Angel Taylor says:

    I had run into this same issue a while back and it took me forever to figure out how to fix it. This would have saved me a lot of trouble so I know that others are going to find it very useful.

    Thanks Glyna 🙂
    Angel Taylor´s last blog post ..Katie Freiling Makes Me Uncomfortable At No Excuses Summit

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Please pass it on if you would like Angel! I’m sure a lot of people have had the same problem. Thanks

  13. Glyna, Wow, I never new that! Shows how observant I am. I went in and added all my friends back into my newsfeed. Hey great tip! Thanks for the useful information! Joseph McDevitt
    Joseph McDevitt´s last blog post ..How To Make Your Own Lead Capture Page

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Interesting isn’t it Joseph? I didn’t realize it either until the other day! Glad it helped!

  14. Go figure. FB and everything else, for that matter, keeps changing their operations so much, we really need people like you to keep us up to snuff.

    Great job, Glyna, thanks for cluing me in on this!
    David Merrill´s last blog post ..Life Happens! Law Of Attraction Success Principles

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are welcome David! Thanks for your comment!

  15. Hi Glyna,

    Great tip. I had noticed that I was not seeing all my friends now for a number of months but just assumed there was nothing I could do to correct this. Thank you so much. I implementing this right away.

    You are such a sweetheart and I love your posts. Thanks so much!

    Faith Barnard´s last blog post ..MLM Blogging- Why Core Authenticity is Essential and Can Even Make You Sexier

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Faith – I appreciate your very nice comment:)

  16. For some reason this is not even an option when I click on edit options at the bottom of the page. All it tells me are all the games and things that are hidden from my feed.
    Nicole Rushin´s last blog post ..Blogging- Crogging and Lessons in Key Word Tags

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Nicole – Make sure you are on the “most recent” tab on the newsfeed and then it should work. Thanks

  17. Hi Glyna,

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for sharing this. I have noticed the same thing and I hear people talking about a post that I missed. Very FRUSTRATING! I am setting mine to 4999 too. I hate missing good stuff.

    Melodie Kantner´s last blog post ..What Economic Crisis

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I know – I was so frustrated too Melodie. Well we don’t have to worry about that anymore:) Thanks

  18. Glyna – I noticed this same issue just yesterday & wondered what the deal was, so I am excited to have read your post! Thank you for explaining & the how to video on how exactly to reset news feed options 🙂 Christine
    Christine Casey´s last blog post ..It all begins by taking small bites of the elephant…

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Christine – This has happened to so many people that I know and it was driving us all crazy until I found the “fix” Thanks

  19. Hi Glyna,
    Thanks so much for the info!! I did notice it…and like you, I wondered if I had done something to make my friends mad! It sounds like an easy fix.
    MaryKay Edelen´s last blog post ..The Power Of Tribes

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Haha – I know – I was beginning to get paranoid too:) Glad there was such an easy fix. Thanks MaryKay

  20. Hi Glynn, thanks for this extremely useful information. Seems to me that anyone who has never looked at their Facebook news feed settings (in other words 99% of FB users) should watch your video. Thanks for sharing.
    social bookmarking´s last blog post ..Unlimited traffic to your website with free information

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks for the great comment!

  21. Bill Hartman says:

    Interesting information, I went to the edit options section at the bottom and it had 3 people in a list. Allowed me to add those 3 people and that was it.

    Glad I watched the video, I didn’t know this was going on.


    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Bill – You have to be on the “most recent” news feed tab for it to work. Thanks

  22. Angela says:

    Love it Glyna! I never knew this and was baffeled myself. I am going to go to my page and change this right now. Thanks for making this video it was very helpful.
    Angela´s last blog post ..A Cool Free Seo Tool For Your Blog Posts and Articles

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Glad to help Angela! Thanks

  23. Brenda says:

    Another great tip to add my list. Thanks for sharing

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are very welcome Brenda! Thanks for your comment

  24. Tim Colletti says:

    Hey Glyna,

    Yes…Facebook seems to make a lot of changes to its site and most of the time they don’t even let people know about it. Thanks for the post.

    ~ Tim
    Proud member of the Empowered Tribe
    Tim Colletti´s last blog post ..Great Social Media Tool For Twitter And Facebook!

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are so right Tim – they will probably change this soon too and we will have to find a new solution:) But it works for now! Thanks

  25. Lisa says:

    Great video, shared it on my facebook fan page! Will help a lot of people.
    thanks again
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Twitter Lists – a brief how to use them for business

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Lisa – I appreciate you spreading the word:)

  26. Kevin M. says:

    Very helpful post Glynna! I am going to have and go and check mine now.
    Kevin M.´s last blog post ..How do you move on after a tragedy

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Great – let me know if you have any questions! Thanks Kevin

  27. Glyna…it is amazing what you can learn by just stopping by to visit. I had no idea what was going on. Thanks so much for clearing this up.
    Bruce Backman´s last blog post ..Are You Educated about the Supplements You Take-Buyer Beware Safety May be an issue

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Well good – glad you stopped by Bruce! Thanks!

  28. Emma says:

    Ah Ha! So that’s what’s happening!

    Thank you Glyna, my facebook feed is sorted now!

    Hope you’re having an awesome weekend.

    Emma 🙂

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Great! Glad to help Emma!

  29. Yorinda says:

    Hi Glyna,

    thank you for that useful, to the point video.
    I learned another trick I didn’t know.
    We don’t always look for those things at the bottom of the page.

    Much appreciated!

    To your success
    Yorinda´s last blog post ..Active Listening

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You are so welcome Yorinda! I am glad you found this tip helpful! Thanks!

  30. Curt Bizelli says:

    Hey, that is a “sweet” tip that I never even thought about. Thanks so much for sharing. I’ll definitely put this into action right away … and syndicate as well. You have an awesome blog with great, valuable information. God Bless!
    Curt Bizelli´s last blog post ..All Amazed by Ron White- The Nation’s Number One Memory Expert

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – I thought so too Curt! I can now see all my friends and their updates. thanks

  31. Curt Bizelli says:

    It must have been due to some change along the road cause I’m not even seeing any of those options. It just shows the people I’ve removed from my feed and a button to re-add them, plus pages and applications I’ve removed.
    Curt Bizelli´s last blog post ..Sam Rosen and Other Thought Leaders on “Digital Influence” 60 Ways to Increase Your Influence Online !

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hey Curt – Make sure your newsfeed page is on “most recent” at the top of the page. Hope that helps!

  32. Great! Thanks for this, I just checked mine and it was hiding certain people… interesting…
    Kyle McCauley´s last blog post ..We cannot expect others to make good decisions for us… we must learn to take care of ourselves!

  33. Etieno Etuk says:

    Great video, Glyna. I didn’t know about the limit on the friend feeds either. I’ve made the adjustment thanks to you. Nice connecting with you earlier on Facebook.
    Etieno Etuk´s last blog post ..Stretch Yourself To The Next Level – Press Forward

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    It was nice to connect with you too Etieno! Thanks for your comment!

  34. rebeccahappy says:

    I did this a while back but there are many people who do not come down my feed…it is really funny cause some people I really do want to see never show up.Can you explain that by any chance?
    rebeccahappy´s last blog post ..Ready For Google MeChris Lang Predicts

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Rebecca – Make sure your setting is at 4999 or 5000. That way you will be sure to get all of your friends on your feed. I hope this was helpful! Thanks

  35. Glyna,
    Thanks for the information. I tried it in Google Chrome, but it didn’t work. Then I tried it in Firefox and it worked fine.

    Thanks again,
    Jaden Daniels´s last blog post ..How To Get Backlinks To Your Website

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Jaden – I am glad to hear it worked in Firefox for you. Thanks

  36. Great video Glyna!

    Yes, Facebook really wants us to stay on our toes! Thanks for the heads up, I will be sharing this info!

    I am very grateful to be a part of this TSA group as there is no way I can keep up with all the changes. You are helping me to provide better service to my clients, thank you very much.

    Together we can accomplish anything!


    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Hi Carla – There is so much to keep up with everyday. I am glad I could help you sort through a small piece of it. Thank you.


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