How To Unfollow Someone On Facebook

Since 2013 when Facebook first launched the unfollow feature (that replaced their “Hide all” feature), Facebook users have been able to unfollow people on the platform.

In this article, we’re going to look at what this means and how to unfollow someone on Facebook.

Facebook is still the largest social media platform in the world and has been around for quite a long time. If you’ve had an account for many years, odds are you have gathered a few contacts or pages that post content you are no longer interested in.

Facebook has been known to have lax policies when it comes to censoring content, so, the following feature allows you to take control of what you are seeing every day and gives you the power to decide.

For those who have an aunt who is too political or a friend who posts 10 times a day, this feature allows you to stop seeing that content in your feed every day, without having to deal with the social implications of unfriending or blocking someone.

What does unfollowing mean on Facebook?

When you unfollow someone on Facebook you are telling Facebook that you no longer want to see this person’s posts on your newsfeed.

No need for concern, the person you are unfollowing will not get any kind of notification letting them know that you unfollowed them.

Since Facebook came out with the “follow” feature you have been able to follow anyone from regular people to celebrities or groups and pages which can add diversity to your newsfeed.

You can unfollow these people or pages even if you aren’t friends with them.

Can you unfollow someone without unfriending them?

Unfollowing someone is a great middle-ground if you don’t want to unfriend someone completely.

It is very easy to either start following or unfollowing someone without unfriending them.

The “following” feature is related to what kind of content you want to be seeing and not who is on your friend’s list, meaning it is there to help you select what you would like to see in your newsfeed and does not affect who you are friends with.

When you choose to unfollow someone you will not see any of their content on your timeline but you can still visit their page and see what they have posted.

How to unfollow a person, page, or group on Facebook on desktop

If you have decided that you need to unfollow someone on Facebook, here is how to unfollow someone on a desktop computer: 

  • From the post on your newsfeed, click the three dots in the top right corner of the post.
  • In the drop-down menu select “Unfollow”.
  • Facebook will automatically complete the action, but it gives you an “undo” pop-up just in case it was a mistake.

Alternatively, you can unfollow someone from their Facebook page.

To do so:

  • Search the name of the person you want to unfollow.
  • On their profile click the friend’s button on the right-hand side.
  • From the drop-down menu select “unfollow”.

How to unfollow someone on Facebook on Android

If you have decided that you need to unfollow someone on Facebook, here is how to unfollow someone on Android: 

  • Open the Facebook app.
  • Search the name of the person you would like to unfollow.
  • On their profile page select the “friends” button
  • In the drop-down menu select “unfollow”.

Alternatively, you can unfollow someone from their post on your timeline.

To do this:

  • Select the three dots in the right-hand corner.
  • In the drop-down menu select “Unfollow”.
How to unfollow someone on facebook

How to unfollow someone on Facebook on iPhone

If you have decided that you need to unfollow someone on Facebook, here is how to unfollow someone on Android:

  • Open the Facebook app.
  • Search the name of the person you would like to unfollow.
  • On their profile page select the “friends” button
  • In the drop-down menu select “unfollow”.

Alternatively, you can unfollow someone from their post on your timeline.

To do this:

  • Select the three dots in the right-hand corner.
  • In the drop-down menu select “Unfollow”.

Final thoughts on unfollowing on Facebook

The “unfollow” feature on Facebook is a great way to stop seeing someone’s posts in your feed without unfriending or blocking them.

This is very useful if you use Facebook often and want a more curated feed.

I hope this article has been helpful in understanding how to stop seeing someone, a group, or a page’s posts without unfriending, unliking, or blocking them entirely on Facebook.

If you need a more extreme option than just unfollowing, here’s how to block someone on Facebook.

Related:

Out of the 925 - What we do
Out of the 925 - What we do