How to Unfollow Facebook Friends

 How to Unfollow Facebook Friends

In the world of Facebook, unfriending someone is a big deal. And if you actually know the person, they’ll likely figure out you’ve unfriended them at some point and want to know why. Perhaps it’s not that serious and you would like to stay friends, but you don’t want to see what they post. Luckily, Facebook has the option to unfollow someone while remaining friends. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Unfollow Friends on Facebook

  • There are three different ways to unfollow someone:

  • 1) Open the Facebook app. Locate a post by the person you want to unfollow. Tap the arrow next to their name.

  • Select Unfollow [Name]. You’ll immediately stop seeing posts by that person but continue to be friends.

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Tip of the Day: How to Unfollow Facebook Friends
  • 2) You can also unfollow someone by visiting their profile:

  • Search for the person you want to unfollow and visit their profile.

  • Locate the Following icon. Tap it.

  • Here you can choose Default, See First, or Unfollow. Select Unfollow.

Tip of the Day: How to Unfollow Facebook Friends
Tip of the Day: How to Unfollow Facebook Friends
  • 3) To mass unfollow friends, tap the Menu icon in the lower right corner of the screen.

  • Scroll down to the bottom and select Settings.

  • Tap News Feed Preferences.

  • Tap Unfollow people to hide their posts.

  • Tap the people whose posts you want to stop seeing in your News Feed.

  • Tap Done when finished.


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