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It’s HOAX! Facebook is not restricting your Feed to 26 Friends

ONI Bureau: A Facebook post warning people that the social networking site is going to restrict your feed to 26 friends, has been viral for the last 10 months or so. There is no truth in it. It’s a HOAX. Facebook does not have a new algorithm to limit your Feed to 26 Friends. It has only cut down on publishers’ content.

The rumor started in December 2017 and went viral after Facebook announced that it was changing its algorithm to show users more posts from their friends and fewer posts from media companies, social media influencers and other public sources.

The hoax message reads as:

Hello Friends – I’m jumping on the bandwagon too….Fighting this Facebook algorithm change, because I’m noticing I am not seeing so many of my friends posts. Here is how to avoid hearing from the same 26 FB friends and nobody else. This post explains why we don’t see all posts from our friends. Funny, I thought if I followed you on Facebook I would see what you post. Not anymore…..

Your news feed recently shows only posts from the same few people, about 25, repeatedly the same, because Facebook has a new algorithm….

Their system chooses the people who will read your posts. However I would like to choose for myself, therefore, I ask you all a favor- if you are reading this message leave me a quick comment, a “hey” or sticker, whatever you want, so you will appear in my news feed please!

Otherwise Facebook chooses who to show me and I don’t need Facebook to choose my friends. Please copy and paste on your wall so you can have more interaction with all your contacts and bypass the system. That’s why we don’t see all posts from our friends.

Hold your finger down anywhere on this post and “copy” will pop up. Click “copy”. Then go to your page, start a new post on your page, then put your finger anywhere in the blank field. “Paste” will pop up and click on it to paste. Thank you all!

Here are the Links for your reference:

Facebook isn’t restricting your News Feed to 26 friends, no matter what a viral hoax claims

It’s A Hoax. Facebook Is Not Limiting Your News Feed To 26 People

Facebook isn’t restricting your News Feed to 25 friends

No, Facebook isn’t limiting your feed to 26 friends

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