- 1 Facebook Pages Feed – Frustration, temptation, so bad it makes you cry…
- 2 Officially The Facebook Pages Feed Is Dead, But There Is A Hidden Way To Get To See It!
Facebook Pages Feed – Frustration, temptation, so bad it makes you cry…
Have you been frustrated with the odd way that Facebook Pages attempts to integrate your profile, e.g. your personal account with your business or brand’s Page?
Have you wondered why it’s so darn difficult to find your Pages feed so you can use Facebook as a Page or Brand? This post is for you.
Officially The Facebook Pages Feed Is Dead, But There Is A Hidden Way To Get To See It!
Before we move further, I need to tell you that Facebook now makes it impossible to access your Page feed directly. However, there is a secret backdoor to the Feed Link that FB doesn’t tell you about! And it’s easy to use.
A reader of my humble blog shared this workaround with us. Simply add “/news_feed” to your Page’s link, like in the image below!
So, here would be an example in text:
Here’s the view of my one of my page’s News Feed in September 2020.
How weird is it that Facebook does not share the link anywhere with us? The downside to this method is that it works better for desktop browsers. However, you can use it in your mobile browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.
You can also download the Facebook Pages Manager app available on Google Play and the iOS App Store. But the app does not give you the same direct access to your page feed.
If this “secret” method of accessing your FB page feed works for you, please consider sharing my post.
View Pages Feed – Original Info and Screenshots
A long time ago, in an Internet, far, far, away, Facebook was reasonably easy to use and had a strict division of Pages and Profiles. Those days are gone.
Marketers hoped that Facebook would go The Force Awakens route, which replaced the atrocious Star Wars Prequels and Jar Jar Binks with a far better product. Unfortunately, Facebook took the Lucas Prequel approach with an obtuse, half-baked solution for your Pages feed that only Jar Jar could love.
The Official Facebook Pages Feed Link is DEAD as of 2020. RIP our friend.
Please see above the workaround to get to the Facebook Pages Feed Link.
For those who prefer the simplicity of text, simply append /pages_feed/ to the end of your Page’s permalink like this:
Updated September 2020. The link above now works using /news_feed instead.
The most common approach, is clicking the drop-down arrow all the way to the right in the navigation header to select your Page, then select View Pages Feed on the left of your Page layout. If you use Business Manager, you will also find a link to it here.
No love for mobile
However, there is a fly in the ointment. There is no official way to access your Pages Feed on the Facebook app or Page Manager app on any platform. Why Facebook has not added this basic functionality is beyond me.
Only by using the direct link shown above and below will Facebook let you see your Page feed.
There is a workaround for smartphones and tablets. This is not an elegant solution, but it works for the times it is critical to access your Pages feed or other desktop-only features.
Facebook on a mobile browser
- Login to your Facebook account with a mobile browser – I highly recommend using mobile Firefox or mobile Chrome for this. Safari on iPhone works, but can occasionally do strange things.
- Go to tools or options depending on the browser and select Request Desktop Site.
- Add /news_feed to your page name.
- You will now have access to the “normal” Facebook version, e.g., not the mobile site.
- Lastly, I highly recommend using the horizontal orientation for this on your device as the desktop version of the site with “look small” on a mobile browser. You can pinch-in to use the Pages feed.
Request Desktop Site on Mobile
Further down the Facebook Pages rabbit hole
Lastly, you can create a custom list of your Pages feed using Interests lists and add it to your favorites. “Interests lists” are a powerful, yet poorly-promoted Facebook tool.
If you use lists or are willing to try this useful feature, checkout this easy-to-follow guide by Liam Sawrey:
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