Facebook Update – Where Did My Friend Lists Go?

December 22, 2010 · 20 comments

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Facebook Update – Where Did My Friend Lists Go?

Facebook LogoAnother Day… Another Change!

Yesterday, Paula Fergusson was kind enough to provide me with a screenshot of a change to Facebook she observed and I verified.

As you’ll notice, the location of Friend Lists have gotten a case of wandering feet and gone a little walkabout…. They now can be found on the drop-down under Most Recent.

Click on the image to open a larger view if desired.

Note: You must click on “Most Recent” before the drop-down arrow will appear! However, since each list now has a custom url you can bookmark individual lists.

Hope this helps solve the riddle of where did those all-important friend lists sneak off to!

How are you coping with all of the recent back to back facebook changes? Are you using friendlists to keep Facebook manageable? What do you think about the increased emphasis on Groups as the “new lists”? Leave me your thoughts below… lets chat!

Thanks in advance for all the shares, tweets, bookmarks and syndication love!

Kimberly

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20 comments
sadak ahmed dewan
sadak ahmed dewan

I want to my friend list more then thousand.which tips can i follow ?

Ian Smith
Ian Smith

@ Greg. This method is old news. Here's how you do it now. On the left side of your news feed homepage, you'll see News Feed, Messages etc. etc. etc. At the very bottom, you'll see "Friends." Hover over that with your mouse until "More" appears to the right. Click on that. The next page that appears is a list of your groups of friends. You'll notice in the top right hand corner of that window is "See all friends." Click on that and voila!!

Keith Durham
Keith Durham

I have the same problem. Have been told it is in the 'Home' menu but it is not and I have no 'Most Recent' link on my page.

So can anyone answer a simple question: where is the Friends list on my Facebook page?

It looks to like there are different tools available if you generate another page on Face book. The interface on my second page behaves differently.

Greg
Greg

There is no "Most Recent" drop down on my home page. I have seen this explanation before. What is the method of finding the friend's list today on Facebook? Your method must be old news.

GARY HOLMES
GARY HOLMES

It wont let me tag people in pictures etc...

E. K. Sommer
E. K. Sommer

No wonder Facebook stock is tanking. The company likes to hide stuff from users. I think they've lost their edge. Friends is what the company is supposed to be about, so WHY hides the friends list?

Linda Merillat Komondy
Linda Merillat Komondy

Please help! I tried to edit several lists, but the list wouldn't ever load. So, thinking starting over would be easier, I deleted the lists I wanted to edit. Now when I try to create a list from the pages I like on FB, the pages won't load so that I can select them. What happened? Why is FB making it so hard to keep things organized???

Sherry Manison
Sherry Manison

Hi Kim, thanks so much for your keeping up with this. You're a blessing to the rest of us! Sometimes FB does seem like a maze to me. I'm glad it's still free, though. Now I'll go and do what you've suggested : )

melody
melody

I am in agreement with Pete. It used to be so easy to keep in touch with all my friends and people I added that I had stuff in common with or people that I enjoyed reading their stuff. It seems like FB just keeps changing every week!

Thanks Kim for keeping us up to date.

Pete Carr
Pete Carr

Hi Kim,

Where do Facebook get their suggestions from, they seem to change everything weekly these days. Mark Zuckerberg must be bored or something.

I liked the layout when FB first started, I think they should go back to it.

I might start a campaign.

Pete

Kary Rogney
Kary Rogney

I was just grumbling to my friends about this...

Thanks for showing me where it went. I felt

like I was driving blind on Facebook without

my lists.

Kary

Sherryl Perry
Sherryl Perry

Thanks Kim! I noticed that my friend list had disappeared yesterday and did not go looking for it. (I did grumble to myself a lot.) Change is not always good Facebook!

Scott Scales
Scott Scales

Sorry.. but this change is a bit crappy. Some of the latest changes are making Facebook more cumbersome and less functional.

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

The maximum number of Facebook friends you can have PLUS pages you can like is 5,000. There is no way around that. If you need more than that, Facebook expects you to be using a business page.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Linda, that page loads fine for me. It's more than likely a browser issue. If you're using Firefox try Chrome or visa versa. If that proves to be true, then you may need to clear the browser cache and check for conflicting browser add-ons that are creating the issue. That page loads fine for most people, so that is not a facebook bug most likely.

Kim

Kimberly Castleberry
Kimberly Castleberry

I totally agree with you Melody, I really don't know what they are thinking. Big changes we *can* handle but its the every day changes and not knowing where to find stuff that was there yesterday that is so aggravating.

I noticed your commentluv link and jumped out to your site. You might enjoy connecting with http://karlasetchel.com/ as well. She's another of my community members that writes on CFS/FM/etc. I keep track of these things as I also deal with that myself although I don't write on it anymore. (I used to do a lot of forum support)

Kim

Kimberly Castleberry
Kimberly Castleberry

Hey Kary, glad it helped you out! Was certainly an odd experience to find them "missing"! Thanks for stopping in and commenting, appreciate it :)

Kimberly

Kimberly Castleberry
Kimberly Castleberry

Hey Sherryl... ya know some days Facebook somehow manages to make me feel more senile than I already am! Its like the carkeys that go missing and I *KNOW* I laid them on the table right?!? How does a friends list just get up and go walkabout and we get zero notice. I understand that they believe that groups replace lists and really would like to see lists go away, but some of us are still dependent and always will be since groups are no substitute for the way most of us use lists. Thanks hun!

Kimberly

Kimberly Castleberry
Kimberly Castleberry

No need to apologize here Scott.. you're just saying what lots of people are thinking. The increase in advertising space by something like 56% really kinda got my proverbial goat.

The "hiding" of friends lists doesn't actually surprise me unfortunately as the FB team has already indicated that groups were designed to replace lists ... obviously aimed at the average user with only 150 friends right?

I have to go with being thankful they only buried them rather than removed them for the time being. The removal of them would not make me a happy camper.

Thanks Scott, appreciate you taking the time to stop in and comment!

Kimberly

Linda Merillat Komondy
Linda Merillat Komondy

Thanks for the suggestions, Kim. I don't know what the problem is. This problem only started recently. I emptied my cache, tried every browser I could think of, even did a system restore on my home computer (though this happens on any computer I use). None of it worked. Is there some setting that may have gotten changed on my facebook account that would cause this? Thanks, Linda