Why can’t I see all my friend’s Facebook posts when I go to their Timeline?

Leanne K September 20, 2013
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For some reason, not all of my friend’s posts are showing up in my news feed. To confirm, I looked at their Timeline to see if it’s just my settings, but I still can’t see everything.

I looked at his Timeline from another account (who is friends with him) and I see that there are lots of posts on his Timeline that the privacy settings are “friends of friends.” How is it that I can’t see these things? Clearly we are Facebook friends. He insists that it must be my settings and not a problem on his end, but I don’t see how that is possible.

The question is: Can you set your privacy settings to “friends of friends” and still exclude individuals? Because if you were to exclude individuals, your settings would then be “custom.”

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  1. James B
    September 23, 2013 at 8:30 am

    The home screen defaults to showing only popular posts or what it THINKS you want to see. Find the little SORT link on the top right of the status list, click it and select MOST RECENT instead of TOP STORIES. Done.

  2. Hovsep A
    September 21, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    More Privacy Options
    http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=11519877130

    http://www.facebook.com/help/459934584025324
    What does the "Friends"/"Friends (+)" privacy setting mean?.
    If you don't want your photo or post to be visible to the friends of the people you tag, you can adjust this setting. Simply click on the audience selector next to the story, select Custom, and uncheck the Friends of those tagged box.

    How do I choose who can see previous posts on my timeline?
    http://www.facebook.com/help/236898969688346
    1.Under the Who can see my stuff? section, click Limit the audience for posts I've shared with friends of friends or Public?
    2.Click Limit Old Posts.

    Use These Facebook Privacy Settings to Eradicate Over-Sharing
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/08/facebook-privacy-settings/

  3. Susendeep D
    September 21, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Try subscribing the friend to whom you want to follow.

    How to Subscribe to Someone on Facebook