Facebook Lets Users See Unfiltered News Feed

on November 13, 2012 | Facebook | Comments (5)

Facebook’s Edgerank is a special algorithm that determines what content is shown in each users news feed.

If you are constantly clicking on a particular friends profile or fanpage, Facebook understands your behaviour and is more likely to show these items in your newsfeed in the future.

However there is now a way to view your news feed – unfiltered.

Before Facebook made their most recent news feed changes and incorporating a sophisticated algorythm to rank your connections content – you used to be able to view your newsfeed in real time as it updated. With 500+ friends there would be new content popping up all the time.

You can now do this via the following link:

This is different from displaying the data as, sort: most recent.

If you miss the old Facebook News Feed, this is how you can get it back.

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  • Hi there – I have clicked that link but it just refreshes my page – is that how it works?

  • Alison Gilbert

    Do I have to click the link every time I want to see my newsfeeds unfiltered? Or is it permanent once I have clicked it. And thanks for it, too. Like to see what's going on and decide for myself what is relevant and what is not.

  • Hello,

    Yes, you have to click on the link everytime you want to see the newsfeed in this way.

    But it looks like Facebook may have already blocked this feature. Some people have confirmed this to me.

    This is a shame as I thought this was one of those tweaks Facebook would let us have.

  • Australian Hip Hop

    seems only social fixer can do it ongoing >

  • Do you have any news from Facebook about this? Checking out the link, it shows the same results as selecting "Most recent" – unless you can prove otherwise.