How to Unfollow in Facebook

When you add a friend on Facebook, you automatically begin to follow his posts. If you prefer not to see those posts in your News Feed, you can unfollow him and still remain friends. The same action also applies to pages that you've liked; you can use the unfollow action to remove a page's posts from your News Feed without removing your "like" from the page.

Clean up your News Feed with a few quick clicks.

From the Timeline or Page

Step 1

Check the box below your email address if you wish to remain logged in.

Open Facebook and sign in to your account.

Step 2

A Search box appears at the top of every Facebook page.

Navigate to the page or Timeline of the person you wish to unfollow.

Step 3

The "Following" button appears in the lower right of the page's cover photo.

Click the "Following" button. It changes to a "Follow" button, indicating that you have successfully unfollowed the individual or page.

From Your News Feed

Step 1

Any post can be unfollowed directly from the News Feed.

Locate a post in your News Feed from the person or page you want to unfollow.

Step 2

If you only want to unfollow a specific post, choose "Don't Show This Post."

Click the arrow in the upper right corner of the post.

Step 3

Unfollow an individual post.

Select "Unfollow" from the drop-down menu that appears.

Tip

You can also unfollow from the smartphone app. Navigate the profile or page you want to unfollow, and tap the "Like" icon (for pages) or "Friends" icon (for individuals) and select "Unfollow."

Friends won't know that you've unfollowed their posts. If you change your mind, simply revisit the page or Timeline and click "Follow" to see their posts in your News Feed once again.

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