You may have seen this floating around on Facebook:
Fixed my blocked posts. I wondered where everybody had been! This is good to know. It’s ridiculous to have 450 friends and only 25 are allowed to see my posts. I ignored this post earlier because I didn’t think it worked. It WORKS!! I have a whole new news feed. I’m seeing posts from people I haven’t seen in years. Here’s how to bypass the system FB now has in place that limits posts on your news feed. Their new algorithm chooses the same few people – about 25 – who will read your posts. Therefore, hold your finger down anywhere in this post and “copy” will pop up. Click “copy”. Then go to your page, start a new post, and put your finger anywhere in the blank field. “Paste” will pop up and click “paste”. This will bypass the system.
If you are reading this message, do me a favor and leave me a quick comment…a “hello,” a sticker, whatever you want, so you will appear in my newsfeed‼️It WORKS!! I don’t know how many friends I have. I just want to see all of your posts that I have been missing and not getting!”
So does it work? Well, copy and pasting any particular words into a Facebook post is not going to change the complicated algorithms Facebook uses to decide what to display in your Facebook feed. You can’t bypass their system.
And, no, I don’t know why they just can’t shot you ALL of your friends’ posts in chronological order.
One thing about this post that might change what you see is the part where it says to leave a quick comment on the post. If you react by liking or commenting on someone’s posts, Facebook will show you more of their posts. So, if you were to comment on this post you would temporarily see more of this person’s posts. But that effect will only last as long as you keep reacting to their posts. If you don’t they’ll get shuffled down in priority again.
If you really want to see more of your friends’ posts, you must react to them by liking, commenting, or sharing their posts. The same holds true for pages for businesses or authors or groups. If you don’t react and participate, you’ll see fewer posts.
The goal of Facebook is engagement. That means you have some type of interraction with the post. Simply reading the posts doesn’t count as engagement in Facebook’s eyes. The company wants you to like, comment, or share. So if you want to keep seeing posts from friends, make sure to react to their posts.
You can test this theory out by going over to the profile of a friend you aren’t seeing many posts from. Try liking or commenting on a couple of posts. You’ll immediately notice that more of their posts turn up in your feed.