How to Get Rid of Friends on Facebook

By Aaron Wein

Facebook is one of the top social-networking websites, offering countless features, such as instant messaging, application support and, of course, the ability to communicate with your friends. However, sometimes that friends list may become crowded with people you are not really friends with. In those instances, purging these acquaintances can help resolve clutter in your news feed.

Step 1

Log into your Facebook account.

Step 2

Type the person's name you wish to delete from your friends list into the search box at the top of the website.

Step 3

Click the person's name in the search box.

Step 4

Scroll toward the bottom of the friend's profile page and click "Remove from Friends" on the bottom left side. A dialog window will appear asking you to confirm the deletion.

Step 5

Click "Remove from friends" to finish deleting the friend.