Unfollow unwanted feeds from anyone on Facebook with News Feed Settings

Today, Facebook launches a News Feed Settings tool to get rid of all annoying and useless posts from your friends that populate your daily news feed. It’s primarily aimed at helping Facebook users determine what they see in their News Feed, decide who they want to connect to, and what Pages and public figures they want they want to follow.

Facebook News Feed Settings tool unfollow annoying status updates storiesWith the News Feed Settings tool, you will be able to see a list of the top people, Pages and Groups that you’ve seen in your News Feed over the past week. And from there, you can start sorting by people, Pages or Groups posts or view an overall summary.

And most importantly, you can unfollow a Facebook friend, Page or Group if you find their stories in your News Feed insensible and/or annoying. The tool will also let you view who you have unfollowed in the past and can opt to re-follow them at anytime if you change your mind.

Manage your News Feed Stories

You can set or choose which stories to show in or remove from  your News Feed. Just tap the arrow in the upper right of the story to hide it. You may also choose to see less from that person or Page.

If you opt to see less, you will be prompted to choose if you you want to unfollow them or don’t want their stories to show in your News Feed. All these can be done without unfriending that person.

Boring and annoying posts are among the top complaints of social network users. Good thing, Facebook finally addressed this concern by rolling out the new Facebook News Feed Settings tool.

“There’s this inherent conflict in the system, though. Are we trying to optimize News Feed to give each person, all of you guys, the best experience when you’re reading? Or are we trying to help businesses just reach as many people as possible? And in every decision that we make, we optimize for the first, for making it so that for the people that we serve that use Facebook and are reading News Feed get the very best experience that they can.” — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in his public Q & A held yesterday.

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