We live in the middle of a complicated one way system. When people visit, they need one set of directions to get to our house and another to leave again. It helps traffic and makes things safer. The inconvenience is worth it. Facebook is much the same. You can hide someone easily and somewhat intuitively. To unhide them requires a completely different procedure. (The analogy stops here. It’s just bad design; it doesn’t help traffic or make things safer.)
After helpfully showing my husband how to hide friends on Facebook, demonstrating on someone whose updates I enjoy reading, I went to unhide her. That’s where the trouble began. Because of the constant changes to the user interface, the vast majority of instructions were out of date. These instructions here might be correct for today only. I don’t know. I apologise if you’ve come and they’re wrong. There’s not much I can do about it though, so you’ll just have to cope.
So. On 30 June 2012 at 12.30pm GMT+1, here is how to unhide friends and other hidden things.
1 – Go to your news feed. This is the page you get when you’re logged in and at www.facebook.com.
2- On the left hand side, scroll over “News feed”. A little pencil will appear. Click it, then click on “Edit settings”.