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Each status update will result in feed updates for all followers

  1. For live updates, each status update will result in feed updates for all followers. This could result in high backlogs in our Newsfeed Generation Service.

why is this conditioned on live updates? isn’t it true for any update?

Hi @Dewey_Munoz!

Live updates are automatically given out to all the followers. Let’s say some followers do not require live updates. Their feed will also be updated on the go, i.e., when the live update is posted. This results in a considerable backlog. In updates that are not live, users choose when to update their feed. This way, the number of concurrent updates reduces; hence the backlog in our Newsfeed Generation Service decreases.

I hope this helps!