Question from Kayla C.: Every time I go to a friend’s page on Facebook it shows “Posts You Haven’t Seen” with all their new posts at the top.
I hate having to scroll down the page to find their most recent posts. I’d rather just look at the posts on their Timeline in their natural order like it used to be.
How do I turn “Posts You Haven’t Seen” off? Thanks.
Rick’s answer: I understand your frustration with this “feature” Kayla. It’s a huge annoyance and I don’t know of anyone who actually likes it.
The problem is, the folks at Facebook apparently love it because they simply refuse to get rid of it even though they’ve received a ton of complaints about it.
This reminds me of another Facebook “feature” that most people detest, yet Facebook is determined to keep: The “Top Posts” setting for our newsfeeds! But oh well, that’s a different story for another day…
As of right now there’s no way to disable “Posts You Haven’t Seen” (or if there is one I can’t find it). But luckily, there is a fairly simply work-around.
Simply click your browser’s Refresh button or press the F5 key to refresh the page and the Timeline you’re viewing will return to normal.
If Facebook ever decides to give us a way to turn this irritating “feature” off for good I’ll certainly tell everyone about it in a blog post.
I hope this helps Kayla. Good luck!
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Bonus tip #2: This post explains why there’s really no such thing as privacy on Facebook.
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