Facebook Updates: Friend Limit? Choose How I Like Your Status?

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Two Facebook updates I recently came across took me a bit by surprise — shouldn’t have though! The first Facebook update about the Friends limit isn’t really new; rather, a reminder of what is already existing. I actually ran into this situation this week! As I accepted a Friend request, I saw this screenshot below:

Facebook friend limit 5000

Since I hadn’t seen or read about this before, I did some research and found the 5K Friend limit has been in place a very long time. There were some rumors a couple of years ago about Facebook possibly relaxing this limit, but alas — just rumors, the limit is still in place! It’s both amazing and insane to think you might need more than 5,000 friends! If you are a business owner, are any of these friends people you have done or are doing business with? If so, suggest they Like your Page instead. You can also Follow people without sending a Friend request. Two thoughts to this: 1) their settings have to be set to allow everyone to follow, and 2) you are automatically following anyone you are a Friend of. Lastly, you could start trimming your friends down to those you truly keep contact with as friends, but this might be easier to say than do.

The next Facebook update is about how you Like a Status Update. This is a fairly recent change. You see a post in your News Feed and decide to Like it.

Facebook Like or Comment as self or Page

To the right of the Like/Comment/Share links you will see your avatar image. If you click the image, you should see a choice of either Liking, etc., as yourself or a Page you manage! Before, we had to change to our Page, then go back to the post. Much simpler now!

What Facebook changes have you seen recently? Post them here, including challenges in these changes, and let’s start the conversation!

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Written by Lisa Raymond

Lisa Raymond

Lisa Raymond is the owner of Visibly Media LLC, a marketing company specializing in social media and inbound marketing strategies. She has a 20 year background in print and website graphic design. Lisa is a member of the Social Media Marketing Society, Business Mentor Team, AmSpirit Business Connections, and Toastmasters International. Lisa is a fanatic about sharing new ideas & tips about social media to business owners and has given presentations at both The Hive @ Central in Phoenix and THINKspot! in Mesa. Lisa has been married to the love of her life, Michael, for over 25 years; she is a mom of 4 (two still at home, one a proud Marine!), and a new grandma of a beautiful granddaughter! Lisa is THE QUEEN in her realm of organized chaos!

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