Facebook: How To Get Only Status Updates on Your FB Home Page

Facebook’s News Feed (and Live Feed) tend to be way to much information to sift through. Everytime that one of your friends becomes someone else’s friend, it ends up on your home page. In fact, it seems that each time any of your friends does anything on Facebook, it is thrown onto your homepage. Here’s how to tame it down to only Status Updates. (Updated for latest facebook update.

This tutorial has been updated for the latest facebook changes. Scroll to the bottom of the article for the new changes.

1. Go to Facebook and login to your account.

2. You will be taken to the home page where you will see either the News Feed or the Live Feed (depending on which one you’ve activated).

3. Go to the menu on the left side of the screen.

4. Click More.

Small gray rectangles will appear to the right of each of the menu entries.

5. Locate Status Updates.

6. Left-click your mouse and drag Status Updates to the top of the menu (place it above News Feed).

7. Release the mouse button.

8. Click Status Updates.

The page will refresh, displaying only the status updates of your friends. To update your staus, click the Update Status button.

Your home page will stay this way unless you change it down the road.


With the new “improved” Facebook profile, the above method no longer works. To get only status updates, go to your Facebook homepage. At the top you will see Top News and Most Recent. Click the downward pointing arrow next to Most Recent. Select Status Updates from the dropdown menu.


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17 Responses to “Facebook: How To Get Only Status Updates on Your FB Home Page”

  1. October 27, 2009 at 12:30 pm, David Kirk - Founder/Editor said:

    LOL. I almost posted the exact same tutorial last night! I think I even uploaded my pictures to the server.

    I decided against it after I realized I missed all the pictures and GreenThumb score updates that you’ll miss by viewing status updates only. ;)


  2. October 28, 2009 at 2:16 am, Anonymous said:

    Thanks, very useful.


  3. October 28, 2009 at 9:33 am, Anonymous said:

    Nice recipe, thanks!


  4. October 29, 2009 at 11:36 pm, monica l martin said:

    good tip.. thanks!


  5. January 15, 2010 at 12:45 am, Nordzin said:

    Thank you – really useful.


  6. April 03, 2010 at 12:12 am, Anonymous said:

    cant get farmville back on help


    • April 03, 2010 at 12:14 am, Anonymous said:

      Type your reply…


  7. December 12, 2010 at 5:29 pm, Anonymous said:

    I am not able to do this…
    Is this feature removed now?


    • December 22, 2010 at 2:23 am, where is it said:

      I can’t either, can’t filter to see only status updates, where did it go ???


      • December 22, 2010 at 2:47 am, Anonymous said:

        Update to this article coming in the next 24 hrs. Thanks for pointing out the changes.


      • December 22, 2010 at 3:09 am, Anonymous said:

        Article updated.


    • December 22, 2010 at 2:49 am, Rob Rogers said:

      Looking at it.


  8. December 22, 2010 at 3:09 am, Anonymous said:

    Shamanstears as updated the article… Thanks for everybody who pointed out that the older way no longer worked. Directions for the new method have been added.


  9. January 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm, Waki Don Waka said:

    I’ve modified my face frontp. by “Edit Options” settings. Select Show posts from: “All of your friends and pages” instead of just “Friends and pages you interact with the most” to have the most optimistic view over ur friends! :)


  10. July 13, 2011 at 5:31 am, Guest said:

    There is a script that will do this for you on the new FB layoutA chrome extension
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/niibjigimiaihbihflghjcbbkfgamoojA Greasemonkey userscripthttp://userscripts.org/scripts/show/106701


  11. October 16, 2011 at 9:28 am, ZeeAce said:

    How do i get to see the “Status Updates” alone in this changed FB 3.0?!
    During the OG FB, it was easy, then during the 1st change, it was found under “Most Recent” and now, it’s not to be seen anywhere!
    Any help is much appreciated.


  12. June 23, 2012 at 9:30 am, bumi said:

    didnt work fo me..:(


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