Facebook users are still howling about recent changes to the homepage. If you’re one of them, there’s a quick fix to change it back to the way it used to be.
Ten days ago, with no warning, Facebook eliminated the Twitter-like feed of every real-time status update. Now, instead of displaying everything from all your friends, Facebook uses a secret algorithm to display only the posts and status updates that are generating a lot of comments and responses. So you never know what you’re missing.
If you hate the change, here’s a three-step process to revert back to the old feed:
–Log into Facebook. On your homepage, on the top of the left column, you’ll see “News Feed.” Go to the bottom of that column and click on “More.”
–Find the “Status Updates.” Click and drag it to the very top of that column.
–Click “Status Updates” to load that view. Now, Facebook will deliver your feeds just like it did before.
The News Feed option is still on the left. If you click on it, you’ll see the new view. And if you decide later that reading your Facebook feed is like drinking from a firehose, you can always revert back to the smaller feed.
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