How to Unhide Friends on Facebook

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 30 May 2024
  • 8 mins read

Have you ever felt detached while scrolling through your Facebook page, as if you were missing something? 

Don't panic; social media ghosting isn't permanent. 

In this quick guide, we'll teach you how to find your hidden friends and bring their updates back into the spotlight of your News Feed.

2 Methods to Unhide Your Friends on Facebook

You can unhide your Facebook friends by following these methods on your mobile phone app and desktop.

On the Mobile Phone App

If you want to unhide your friends on Facebook from your mobile phone, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Tap the menu icon ☰. It is located in the screen's lower right corner (iOS devices) or the upper right corner (Android).

Tap the menu icon ☰

Step 2: Go to Settings and Privacy > Settings.

Go to Settings and Privacy > Settings

Step 3: Scroll down and tap News Feed. It's located under the "Preferences" heading.

Scroll down and tap News Feed

Step 4: Tap Reconnect. A list of users whose posts you have hidden will show. You will not see the profiles of persons you have blocked or unfriended; only those whose posts or profiles you have hit "Unfollow."

Tap Reconnect

Step 5: Tap the individual whose postings you want to unhide. Their profile will be highlighted on this page to show that you've elected to follow them again, and their posts will begin to appear in your newsfeed.

Your friend will not be notified that you have begun following them.

On Desktop Computers

The methods for unhiding a friend on Facebook on mobile phones and desktops are almost the same. To unhide your Facebook friends using your desktop, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click your profile photo in the upper-right area of Facebook. A menu will appear.

Click your profile photo

Step 2: Click Settings & Privacy. It is usually the first choice on the menu.

Click Settings & Privacy

Step 3: Click on Feed. It's near the bottom of the menu.

Click on Feed

Step 4: Click Reconnect. A list of users whose posts you have unfollowed will show.

You will not see the profiles of persons you have blocked or unfriended, only those on whom you have selected "Unfollow."

To view hidden groups or pages, use the dropdown menu in the top left corner of the window.

Click Reconnect

Step 5: To unhide a person, click the “+” next to them. The option "Following" will show beneath their profile photo. You should now see this person's postings in your newsfeed.

While unhiding friends on Facebook allows you to catch up on missed updates, it also introduces possible security problems. Social networking networks are ideal targets for data gathering, and unhiding friends exposes you to a broader range of trackers and more of your personal information. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Why can't I see any of my friends' Facebook posts?


    Hiding friends merely hide their postings from your News Feed, not your entire friend list. You can check your friends list to see if everyone is still available.

  • How do I know if I have hidden a friend?


    There is no key list of hidden friends on Facebook. If you try to hide a friend again, Facebook will usually notify you that they were previously hidden.

  • What happens if I do not see the "Edit Options" button?


    The setting for this choice may alter depending on whether you are using Facebook on a desktop or mobile. Search for "News Feed Preferences" or similar terms in your settings menu.

  • Why do I still not view their posts After unhiding a friend?


    Facebook may take some time to refresh your News Feed once you unhide someone. Give it some time, and you should be able to see their posts again.

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Unhide Your Facebook Friends Secretly!

Unhiding a friend on Facebook is a simple operation that will allow you to see their posts and updates in your News Feed again. 

Following the steps outlined above, you can quickly select who you view content from and personalize your Facebook experience. 

Remember that unhiding a friend does not inform them, allowing you to adjust your preferences without causing social embarrassment.