11/22/09 – Since the last Facebook update, this information is no longer accurate. Please view my updated article on this topic.
Last week when I wrote the article about removing a facebook application from your news stream, I wanted to re-add Mafia Wars, which I had previously removed. I wanted to add it back so I could go through the steps of removing it and take some screen shots.
Of course, as with many options in Facebook, wanting to re-add an application was easier than actually doing it because it was hard to find the setting. Facebook is not intuitive to use.
So, if you accidentally removed the wrong application or if you really miss the Mafia Wars status updates, here is how you can get the application back in your news stream.
- Login and go to your Home page
- Scroll down to the very bottom and find the link that says Edit Options
- You will then get a pop-up listing the Pages and Applications that are hidden from your news stream. It defaults to Pages so you will want to click on the button that says Applications.
- Click on the button that says Add to News Feed and then Close
It seems so simple but I though it would be the reverse of how I hid the application in the first place. And a button called Edit Options does not imply that you will be able to use to unhide applications and pages.
photo credit: _marmota