Facebook news feed not updating

Another strange one is the fact that Facebook loves to show you the “Top Stories” that it thinks are important in your life and while that works for some, there are those of us who prefer to see our feeds in chronological order.

In the desktop view of Facebook, there is an option to change from Top Stories to Most Recent, but Facebook only maintains that setting for about 24 hours and then it automatically reverts back to Top Stories.

Once I tapped on that most recent posts, it took me right to the Most Recent view of my timeline.

When I tapped on the search bar again, the first entry in my recent searches was “most recent posts”, which is PERFECT.

The number of comments, likes and reactions a post receives and what kind of story it is (example: photo, video, status update) can also make it more likely to appear higher up in your News Feed.

Posts that you might see first include: Keep in mind that if you feel you’re missing posts you’d like to see, or seeing posts in your News Feed that you don’t want to see, you can adjust your settings. Please don’t ever hide Fan Page posts – if you don’t like what they post, it’s better for the business if you “unlike” or unfollow the Page. The Facebook News Feed default is to show you the “Top Stories.” That means you’re going to see the posts that have a lot of comments and likes.

To make this more “permanent”, just set a bookmark in your browser to that URL or add a shortcut on your desktop and then just click that link or bookmark when you want to access Facebook.

By doing that, Facebook will always start in a mode where the most recent stories are shown, instead of top stories.

Posts that you see in your Facebook News Feed are meant to keep you connected to the people, places and things that you care about, starting with your friends and family.

If you do that, it auto-fills “most recent posts” and clicking that takes you to the Most Recent view of your timeline. Once you do that, it saves “most recent posts” at the top of your recent searches.

That means, you can simply click on the search bar and then click on the top item in your recent searches and it gets you there in two taps.

You can click on the “ALL” button if you only want to prioritize friends or Pages.

Select the best friends you want to see at the top of your news feed!

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