How to Re-Show a Friend's Status on Facebook

By Ryan Menezes

Old Facebook statuses remain online so that you can access them.
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Friends' statuses appear continually in a stream on your Facebook homepage's news feed. You may not appreciate the significance of any one status until some time after you've read it. For example, if a friend plugs a competitor's product, you may only later compose the reply necessary to counter the points he mentioned. You can show a friend's status long after you have first read it by navigating through the timeline on his profile page.

Type the contact's name into the Facebook search bar and click the name in the search results to open his or her profile page. If the contact recently posted the status, the profile page will show the status.

Click a year in the list on the side of the screen to reveal a list of months. If you want to re-show a recent status, click the current year.

Click the month in which your friend posted the status from the list of months.

Scroll through the timeline's display of that month's activity to locate and read the contact's old status.