How to Get Recent Stories on Your Facebook Wall

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by on November 12, 2011

facebook-logoI am so glad that Facebook has decided to let us CHOOSE what we want to see on our Facebook wall. If you are like me and have been frustrated with missing some updates from your friends, family, and favorite pages, now you can change your settings to show the Most Recent Stories!

To do this, go to your Facebook wall and look for the “Sort” drop down menu at the top of your wall:


Click on the little arrow and make sure you select “Recent Stories First”. FB-Latest-PostsThis will allow you to see all posts, in the order they originally posted, on your wall. If you stick with the default “Highlighted Stories First”, then you will only see the posts Facebook thinks you want.

Forward this post to any of your friends and family that may be frustrated with the recent Facebook changes so they can see how easy it is to get it back the way it was.


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  • Amy

    I have not found this update to put EVERYTHING back on the newsfeed. There are still lots of updates (not just random photos or comments) that don’t show up, even when I select the Recent Stories First option. And things are still random.

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  • Sarah

    Thanks! :) Now they just need to get rid of the real-time newsfeed on the right (or give us an option to opt-out)!

  • Sara S

    I’m finding that you are still not appearing in my news feed. I’ve written Facebook with no response. It’s driving me nuts!

  • One thing that may help is to make sure you like a post on the wall or leave a comment – the more interaction you have, the more FB will show you. I’ve had to change this setting above now 3 times – each day it seems to be reverting back to “highlighted stories”.

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