Nov 30, 2015
Amber

How to clean up your Facebook newsfeed without unfollowing and unfriending

Lately my Facebook friends have been dropping like flies. I hear them say: “There are too many political posts!” “All anyone posts are memes.” “I get tired of arguing.”

I feel you, but I promise there is a better way. Best of all, you don’t have to unfollow or unfriend your favorite aunt because all she posts are Minion memes (what’s up with those anyway?).

The trick is to unfollow the pages that they share. That way you’ll still see their real status updates and photos but not so many of the things you’re not interested in.

Here’s how:

Step 1. Let’s say my friend shared this image and I don’t want to see these types of posts. I’ll click the little down arrow in the top right of the post (this exists on mobile too) to get options.

In reality, I think this is adorable and wouldn’t unfollow. Sorry you’re my example, Daniel!

Step 2. From the dropdown, select “Hide all from <whatever page>.”

That’s it! The post will disappear and you won’t see any other posts from that page, no matter who shares it. It takes a bit of time and cultivation, but it’s cleaned up my newsfeed a ton. For example, I’ve unfollowed just about every political page and I rarely see those posts anymore.

Plus, if you make a mistake, you’ll get an instant chance to “undo”:

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I hope this helped! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.

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