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You can now “Unfollow” those over-sharing friends on Facebook, with the new “News Feed Settings”

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Facebook today announced a new, very interesting and much needed feature, called the News Feed Settings. With this new feature, you can get rid of those over-sharing friends of yours. You can Quickly Unfollow and re-follow people, Pages and Groups.

With this, Facebook has definitely helped users by helping to remove those seriously extremely annoying posts, which you had to see, no matter whether you want to or not. Facebook had introduced several features to increase your friend numbers, by advising you through”Suggested People”. Though it helped, but it also made life annoying due to the diluted news feed timeline, which started appearing as a result of posts by these suggested friends.

Now, with News Feed Settings, you can simply un-follow a friend, who is annoying you, without letting them know about the same. This feature becomes all the more interesting, as you do not have to un-friend someone, in order to do this.

So, How does this work ?

News Feed settings will now show a list of the top people, Pages and Groups that you’ve seen in your News Feed over the past week. You can choose to sort by people, Pages or Groups posts, or see an overall summary. Unfollow any friend, Page or Group if you don’t want to see their stories in your News Feed. You can also see who you’ve unfollowed in the past and can choose to re-follow them at anytime.


Apart from this, News Feed also gives you a feedback option. If you see a story you’re not interested in or don’t want to see, you can tap the arrow in the top right of that story to hide it. Starting today, when you hide a story you’ll have the option to ask to see less from that person or Page.


If you choose to see less from a person/page, you are then given an option to unfollow the same. You can revisit the News Feed Settings to see the list of people whom you have unfollowed, and also the option to re-follow them.


News Feed settings will be available starting today on desktop and mobile. The new options for giving feedback about your News Feed will be available today on desktop, and coming to mobile in the coming weeks.

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