Question from Elaine: Hi Rick. I’m hoping you can help me.
I joined your Rick’s Tech Tips group on Facebook a couple of months ago to make sure I didn’t miss any of your posts.
I just found out however that I’m not being notified every time you publish a new post (and I want to be!).
How can I fix this so I can see all of your posts?
Rick’s answer: I’m sorry you’re having this issue, Elaine. I certainly want everyone that wants to read my blog posts to receive the notifications announcing them!
As it turns out, you’re not being notified about every new post because of a change Facebook has made to the default “Notifications” scheme for their groups.
Previously, by default, every member of a group received a notification every time a new post was published in the group.
But at some point Facebook changed the default “Notifications” setting from “All Posts” to “Highlights”.
That means group members will now only be notified of posts that Facebook deems to be a “highlight” unless they make a change to the “Notifications” setting.
Luckily, this change is extremely easy to make. Just follow the steps below for the device you use to access Facebook.
If you use Facebook in a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer:
1 – Click here to visit the Rick’s Tech Tips Facebook group.
2 – Click the Notifications button that’s located on the horizontal Menu bar near the top of the window.
3 – Click All Posts to make it the new default “Notifications” setting.
4 – (Optional) – While you’re here, please feel free to invite a couple of your friends who might enjoy my posts to join the group. You can do that by clicking the appropriate button(s) over in the right-hand column.
If you use the Facebook app on a mobile device:
1 – Open the Facebook app and tap the Menu icon (it looks like three horizontal lines stacked atop one another).
2 – Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.
3 – Tap Settings.
4 – Scroll down to the “Notifications” section and tap Notification Settings.
5 – Scroll down and tap Groups.
6 – Scroll down and tap Rick’s Tech Tips.
7 – Tap All Posts.
That’s all there is to it. From now on you should receive a notification every time I publish a post in my Rick’s Tech Tips group!
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