How-To Never Miss a Profile Update again on Facebook

Facebook can easily become cluttered as the newsfeed moves in real-time which means that you could be missing some great content from your family and friends. We have ditched checking out profiles from long ago and rarely want to go hunting through someone else’s profile daily (even though the timeline has organized it better for us on Facebook, we just simply do not have the time). Besides, one friend turns into too many and Facebook already eats up a lot of our time.

There must be an easier way to keep in touch with those closest to you and for those you want to stay in-the-know-about and my friends, there is.

Many may not be aware that you already have the upper-hand in customizing your newsfeed by the activities you make on Facebook. Perhaps you will notice that the more you like, share or comment on a specific persons content, the more they show up within your newsfeed. However, just because you like their content a few times doesn’t mean you want their cat photos to show up in your newsfeed over your sister’s wedding photos right?

You are capable of instantly adding people (like your sister) to appear within your newsfeed regularly or by having every status update that they share provide you with a notification on Facebook and get this, the feature to do this, is on Facebook.

Whether you want to have a friend, family, acquaintance or co-worker that you have connected with on Facebook to show up within your newsfeed or to receive a notification when they post on Facebook is located in the exacted same spot on Facebook.

Here is How-To Never Miss a Profile Update again on Facebook


1. Hover over the profile picture of the Facebook friend you want to remain informed about and hover over with your mouse on the button “Friends”. (Do not click)

2. A pop up will appear

3. In the pop-up, you can either choose “Show in Newsfeed” or “Get notifications”

4. Or click both, you will now see check marks located beside your choice(s)

Now you will never have to miss a profile update again from those you are connected with on Facebook.  This is only available for Facebook profiles and not pages, but the page feeds or your customized page lists can help you remain notified about the brands you love and trust.


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Written by Erin Ryan
+Erin Ryan is a writer for various Social Media & Tech blogs and currently works as the Director of Social Media for the Internet Marketing Company, Wikimotive. Erin has a keen understanding of the power of Social Media for business and fervently stays up-to-date. Creator and head editor of Socialeyezer She enjoys finding the latest in social media, tech and geek culture. Erin often expresses her thoughts and opinions on TheErinRyan. Connect through Erin Ryan's Profile