How To Unfollow Annoying Friends on Facebook

How To Unfollow Annoying Friends on Facebook

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Scrolling through your newsfeed on Facebook can be a fun and relaxing experience. But for some people, it can be an absolute mess that is filled to the brim with the same repetitive content that you hate and despise.

If you want to keep your sanity and avoid posts that drive you crazy on Facebook unfollow your annoying Facebook friends. It is a less permanent way than blocking someone on Facebook and much better than unfriending someone if you know that you might run into them at a random day and time.

Here is how to unfollow annoying friends on Facebook: 

How to unfollow a friend on Facebook

Here is the simplest way to unfollow Facebook friends:

  1. Go to your annoying Facebook friend’s profile.
  2. Proceed to click on the “Following” button. You’ll notice that the button will change from “Following” to “Follow.” This confirms that you have successfully unfollowed a Facebook Friend.

If you think that you have made a mistake, you can always click on the “Follow” button by going to your friend’s profile to get their posts in your newsfeed again.

Is there another way to unfollow your Facebook friend?

Luckily there is another more immediate way to unfollow someone on Facebook.

When you see an annoying post on Facebook, all you need to do is to click the down arrow located at the upper right corner of the annoying post.

You will find a drop-down menu appear. Click on the Unfollow *friend’s name* button, and you’ll have unfollowed your Facebook friend.

How to mass unfollow on Facebook

Sometimes, you might feel that it would be a good idea to know how to unfollow everyone on Facebook. Thankfully, there is a way to unfollow several people at the same time.

The first thing that you need to do to mass unfollow on Facebook is to go to your setting and click on the news feed preference.

Next, you’ll need to click on the unfollow people to hide their posts option.

Click on all the people you want to unfollow, and your newsfeed will be free from their annoying posts. This method is super convenient for when you want to unfollow a large number of people at once. Going to individual profiles and clicking on the unfollow button would have been a little too much.

How to see who you unfollowed on Facebook

Unlike some other social networks, Facebook doesn’t tell you who unfollowed you.

You’ll have to guess for now until there is a sure-fire way to tell if someone has unfollowed you or not. If you are not seeing an old Facebook friend’s likes on your posts, then, unfortunately, you might have been included in their Facebook unfollow list.

One suggestion that I found on Quora while going through the same problem was to go to your friend’s Facebook profile. You’ll find an option to “See first” if the person has not unfollowed you.

Summing up

Unfriending someone on Facebook can lead to an awkward encounter when you meet the person in real life. You can go with the I did it by accident, but no one believes that.

To maintain your newsfeed’s well-being, it is best to unfollow on Facebook, instead of unfriending people. Knowing how to unfollow on Facebook can help you maintain cordial relationships even with annoying people.


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