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How To Unfollow Someone On Facebook?

Last updated on August 6th, 2019 at 03:55 pm

How To Unfollow Someone On Facebook

Facebook is an amazing place to keep in touch with friends, family, and followers. It is a platform where we can connect with hundreds of people to millions at a time.  People think having a giant of friends on Facebook is an honor but rather an honor, it could be a headache if they have annoying people on their friend’s list.

It is good to have friends but if you have too many of Facebook’s friends, you can be bothered with their constant posts. Having a lot of friends on Facebook means having a lot of content on your news feed can be irritating at some point of the level. Due to a lot of content on your Facebook’s feed, there is a possibility that you can miss out the content which actually matters for you or really important for you.

Users on Facebook posts every little content to big tragedies, from offensive content to negative post and from meaningless posts to inappropriate content which can offend any other user. If you are also the one who is tired of seeing useless content on Facebook news feed? If you also looking for the instant way through which you can restrict a few users’ posts?  If you want to clean your Facebook from unwanted posts? Fortunately, Facebook has provided the best solution to fix all these troubles.

Yes, Facebook allows you to unfollow your friends if you really want to restrict their posts and if you are not interested in their content.

Unfollowing someone will prohibit everything they post from appearing in your news feed. When you unfollow someone, that person will never know that you have unfollowed him/her. That person can still comment on your posts, see your posts and can still exchange messages with you.

Continue reading the article to learn how to unfollow Facebook friends:

On Mobile:

1. Open Facebook:

Go to Facebook app on your mobile phone and tap on it. It would be a blue icon with a white f. Once you tap on the app, Facebook’s News Feed page will open automatically. 

Open Facebook

If you are not already logged in, then you will be required to provide your email address/username/phone number associated with your account and password. (Ensure to provide correct username and password).

2. Click The Search Bar:

Once you logged into Facebook, go to the search bar located at the top of the profile page.

Click The Search Bar

3. Type Your Friends Name:

Type the name of the friend in the search bar you want to unfollow.  As you type the name of your friend, different suggestions will appear below the search bar. Tap on your friend’s profile from the list that appears on your screen.

Unfollow Someone On Facebook In Mobile-Type Your Friends Name

4. Tap Following:

When you open the profile of the person you want to unfollow, you will see “Friends,” “Following,” “Messages,” and “More” tabs below the name of the person.  

Here, you need to tap on the “Following” tab.

Unfollow Someone On Facebook In Mobile-Tap Following

5. Tap Unfollow:

Once you tap “Following” tab, a pop-up will appear showing three options that are “Unfollow,” “Default,” and “See First” at the bottom of the screen.

Unfollow Someone On Facebook In Mobile-Tap Unfollow

Tap on the “Unfollow” option to simply restrict the person’s posts.

Once you tap on the “Unfollow” tab, you will see a message “You’ll stop seeing posts but stay friends” below the three options.

6. Tap Near The Top Of The Screen:

If you are done with the process, tap on the arrow located at the above-left corner of the page. Doing so will exit the menu and save the changes that you have made. You will no longer see updates from that person in your News feed.

On Desktop:

The unfollowing procedure is almost similar on mobile phone and computer.

1. Open The Facebook Website:

Go to your preferred web browser and enter  http://www.facebook.com.  Doing this will open Facebook’s login page. Provide your username/email address/ phone number associated with your Facebook account and then enter the correct password. Further click on “Log In” tab located beside the password tab.

Open The Facebook Website

If you are already logged in or have marked the “Keep me logged in” box previously then Facebook’s News feed will open automatically.

Do not mark “Keep me logged in” box if you are using a public computer (e.g., library computer).

2. Go To Search Bar:

Once you open Facebook’s news feed,  go to the search bar located at the top of the page. Type the name of the person you want to unfollow. As you start typing the name of a person, Facebook will start showing suggestions, click on the name you want to unfollow.

Go To Search Bar

3. Press Enter:

If you are not able to find the person from the suggestions, type the complete name and click on “Enter” option.  Doing this will open the profile of the person.

Unfollow Someone On Facebook-Press Enter

4. Click “Following” Tab:

On the cover photo of the person’s account, you will see “Friends,” “Following,” and “Message” option. Click on the “Following” option. 

Unfollow Someone On Facebook-Click Following Tab

Once you click on the “Following” option, you will see a small list of three options, click on the “Unfollow” tab there. This will simply unfollow the person and prohibit the posts of the person.

Unfollow Facebook Friend From Their Posts:

Apart from unfollowing someone from his/her profile, you can also unfollow the person from their posts.  If you are tired of seeing the negative posts from your friend, then you can simply unfollow him/her right from the post.

  • Log in to your Facebook profile with your correct username/phone number/email address and password.
  • From Facebook’s homepage, scroll down until you see the post or find a message from the particular person.
  • On the far right side of the post, you will see three horizontal dots, tap on it. Doing this, a list of options will appear, there tap on the drop-down arrow saying “See more” located below the “Hide all from 24 hours” option. 
  • From the “See more” option, you will see “Unfollow *****” option, tap on it to simply unfollow the person.

Unfollow Facebook Friend From Settings Menu:

Another option through which you can easily unfollow a person from your friend’s list is the “Settings” menu. Yes, here you just need to go through a basic procedure.

1. Open Facebook:

Open Facebook through its app or via your preferred web browser. provide your login credentials (email address/username/phone number and password).

Open Facebook

If you are already logged in then you will be navigated directly to the Facebook’s news feeds.

2. Click The Drop-Down Menu:

Click the drop-down menu located on the top-right corner of the page. You will find the option beside “Question mark” icon.

Click On Drop-Down Menu

3. Select News Feed Preferences:

When you click on the drop-down menu, a list of options will appear where you need to select the “News Feed Preferences.”

Select News Feed Preferences

When you click on the option, a pop-up will appear with multiple options. Click on “Unfollow people and groups to hide their posts” tab from the list.

4. Select Unfollow People And Groups To Hide Their Posts:

When you click on “Unfollow people and groups to hide their posts” tab, you will be prompted with a list of your Facebook’s friends. Select the users you want to unfollow.

Select Unfollow People And Groups To Hide Their Posts

5. Click Done:

Once you select the list of people you want to unfollow, click on “Done” tab (blue box) to compete for the task.

Unfollow Facebook Friend From Settings Menu-Click Done

When you click on “Done” a blue tick will appear on “Unfollow people and groups to hide their posts” tab.

How To Reconnect With Unfollowed Facebook Friends:

1. Login Facebook:

Open Facebook on your preferred browser or open its app on a mobile phone. The Facebook app would be of a blue color icon with a white f.

Login Facebook

Enter your username or email address associated with Facebook account and password. (Ensure to provide a correct password ). 

If you are already logged in then you directly land on the Facebook’s news feed page.

2. Click on Drop-Down Menu:

Once you are logged in to your Facebook’s page, you will see a drop-down menu at the top-right corner of the page. Click on the menu to continue the further procedure.

Click on Drop-Down Menu

3. Select News Feed Preferences :

After clicking on the drop-down menu, a list of options will display on your screen. Look for the “News Feed Preferences” option and click on it.

Select News Feed Preferences

4. Select Reconnect With People And Groups You’ve Unfollowed:

From the “News feed Preferences,” you will be navigated on a page where you need to select “Reconnect with people and groups you’ve unfollowed.” Doing this will show you a list of friends you have on Facebook. Select the users you want to reconnect again.

Select Reconnect With People And Groups You've Unfollowed

5. Click Done:

Once you select the users you want to reconnect back, click on the “Done” tab located at the bottom-left corner of the page.  Doing this, you will see a red mark on the “Reconnect with people and groups you’ve unfollowed” tab.

Reconnect with people and groups you've unfollowed- Click Done

Unfollowing someone on Facebook is not complicated, but it is important to make sure that you really want to unfollow someone or not. If you are running a business page or you are a creator, then it is not a good idea to unfollow people from the friend’s list. If you unfollow them, you won’t be able to see their post means you won’t be able to know about their interest, which will make it difficult for you to target the right group and deliver the best services and content.