As we get ready to make some changes to our social media presence in the week ahead, we wanted to share with all of you how to follow a page on Facebook to make sure you see all the posts. It should be as simple as someone deciding they like a page, follow it and see the posts from that page in their feed, but this is not the case. You have to actively go into the settings and tell Facebook that you want to see the content that comes from that page. If you don't, the algorithm will only show you posts that it calls "Highlights." These are posts that receive enough interactions within the first hour or two that they determine more people who like that page will have an interest in. So if I post about a show in Alabama, but that post is only seen by people in California who will not interact with it, the people in Alabama will never see it and it dies a quick death.
As a fan, you can help to overcome this for myself as well as any other artist you follow by going into the settings and making these changes...
Mobile App (iOS)
#1 - Select the menu icon, the three dots in this case. From the menu that selection pulls up, select "Following."
#2 - Change the following fields from "Highlights" to "Standard" and/or "All." If you never want to miss a post, change the "News Feed" setting from "Default" to "Favorite"
#1 - Select the "Following" tab. It will open up a drop down menu that by default will have "In Your News Feed" set as "Default" and "Notifications" set to "All Off"
#2 - Change the "In Your News Feed" to "Favorites" if you want to make sure you see every post. leave the setting at "Default" if you want the algorithm to determine which posts you might want to see. Set the "Notifications" option to "All On" to make sure you are notified for every post, live feed, etc.