Why You Can’t See Your Friends’ Posts on Facebook & How To Fix It
If you've been wondering why you can't see your friends' posts on Facebook, you're not alone. In this post, we'll explain why this happens and how to fix it.
Facebook has been a central part of many people’s social lives for years now.However, lately, users have been complainings that they are not seeing all of their friends’ posts in their newsfeed.This can be frustrating, especially if you feel like you’re missing out on important updates from your friends.
Why can't I see my friends' posts on Facebook?
There are a few different reasons why this may be happening.
Facebook’s algorithm is constantly changing, and it may be prioritizing other types of content over your friends’ posts.Additionally, some of your friends may have changed their privacy settings, making it so that only certain people can see their posts. The privacy setting that could prevent someone from seeing another person's posts is if the person's privacy is set to 'Friends'.This means that only people who are friends with the person on Facebook will be able to see their posts.
If you're unfriended or restricted by the other person, you can't see their posts on your feed. Another reason will be your misconfigured newsfeed preferences.If you have accidentally unfollowed someone, you will not see their posts. If you believe you're unfriended or restricted by your friends, you might only experience an error on your Facebook app.This can be a common bug that prevents you from seeing your friends' posts.
How do I fix it when I can't see my friends' posts on Facebook?
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to fix this problem.
First, check to see if your friends have changed their privacy settings.If they have, you may need to adjust your own privacy settings in order to see their posts.Additionally, you can try changing your newsfeed preferences on Facebook to see if that makes a difference. Another solution will be clearing the Facebook app cache, which this post will explain later.
Changing your newsfeed preferences so you can see all your friends' postsMisconfigured newsfeed preferences can make it difficult for you to see your friends' posts.
You can also get Facebook to show you more posts from your friends and fewer from pages you have liked.
- Open Facebook app.
- Tap Settings & privacy > Settings > Newsfeed.
- Tap Favorites and check for friends you want to see their posts the most often.
- Tap Reconnect and select friends you have accidentally unfollowed.
Ensure you're friends with the other person
If you cannot see another person's posts on Facebook, the first thing you should check is whether or not you are friends with that person.If you are not friends with the person, you will not be able to see their posts. You can check if you are friends with someone by going to their profile page and seeing if the Add Friend button is present.If it is, then you are not friends with that person.
Check if you're restricted from seeing their Facebook posts
If you are friends with the person, the next thing you should check is whether or not you have been restricted from seeing their posts.
This can happen if the person has changed their privacy settings so that only friends can see their posts. To check if you have been restricted, go to the person's profile page and see if their posts are visible.If they are not, then you have been restricted.
Clear the Facebook cache if it's from a bug
You can try clearing the Facebook cache to see if it's caused by the app's bug that prevents you from seeing your friends' Facebook posts. On Android:
- Open Settings > Apps > Facebook.
- Select Clear data > Clear cache to clear the Facebook cache.
- You should now be able to see your friends' posts on your newsfeed.
If you’re not seeing your friends’ posts on Facebook, it’s likely because you unintentionally filtered your newsfeed or you're restricted.
However, there are ways to fix this so that you can start seeing your friends’ posts again.