Facebook is great at providing us with new friends of all kinds as well as ensure communication with already existing friends.

No matter how we may want, It’s hard to keep up with all the Facebook friends. At times, Facebook newsfeed leaves out what we would love to see the most, and instead posts what’s irrelevant or irritating to some us.

One way to filter out some of these posts from your news feed is by unfollowing the person or page.

I mean there’re those friends you’ve never met nor hope to meet at some point, but they really post a lot. The best option for dealing with such is unfriending though it may seem rude.

But still, there’re these other friends you know in person but still over post what’s irrelevant to you. Well, unfriending these ones would seem awkward especially if they find out.

The ideal way to save your news feed and keep worth relationships is by unfollowing them, and you don’t have to get scared that they will find out. They won’t receive any notification about this nor will they discover about this.

Ways for unfollowing friends on Facebook

  • Unfollowing from Facebook settings. With this, you can unfollow multiple people on Facebook at the same time.
  • Unfollowing a person from their profile.
  • Directly unfollowing a friend from their post in the newsfeed.

This article walks you through unfollowing a person or page from their profile, newsfeed and also unfollowing multiple people from the Facebook settings.

What will happen after unfollowing a person on Facebook.

  • No posts or updates of that person will be seen in your newsfeed.
  • No unfollow notification will be sent to the person.
  • You will stay friends with that person. If it’s a page, you’ll stay among the liked people.
  • You will be able to view their updates from their timeline or when shared by another person.

How to unfollow multiple people at the same time on Facebook Mobile

Click on the hamburger icon in the top right corner of the homepage.

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Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click Settings & Privacy.

From the new menu displayed, click on Settings.

locate and click on settings

This will display a number of settings you can change but stick to our purpose. Scroll down until you see the News Feed Settings section.

Click on News Feed Preferences and on the next page, choose Unfollow people to hide their posts.

locate and open news feed preferences

At this page, just mark the people you want to unfollow by clicking on their profile picture or name.

mark multiple people to unfollow

The News Feed settings are updated every time you mark or unmark a friend, and just like you can filter your news feed with preferably.

How to unfollow multiple people at the same time on Facebook Web

Open the drop down menu at the top right corner of the Facebook page.

open facebook web menu

Click on News Feed Preferences located almost at the bottom of the menu

From the options, choose to Unfollow people and groups to hide their posts

open news feed preferences

You can choose to display only friends, pages or groups then select whoever’s posts you don’t want to see in your news feed.

How to unfollow a Facebook friend from news feed.

Mobile

Identify a post from the person, page or group you would like to unfollow.

Click on the three dots icons at the top right corner of the post and then choose Unfollow.

unfollow from facebook news feed

Web

Identify a post from the person, page or group you would like to unfollow.

Click on the icon at the top right corner of the post and then select Unfollow.

unfollow from facebook news feed

How to unfollow a Facebook friend from their profile.

In case a friend hasn’t posted yet but you still want to unfollow them, and you know their profile name, just search for it in the search bar.

From there profile, you will see whether you are currently following them or not.

following status

Click on the Following label to change this setting to either unfollow or follow.  

unfollow from facebook profile

Conclusion

Other than completely unfollowing a friend, Facebook has recently added a new feature for unfollowing a friend for 30 days.

After these 30 days, Facebook will automatically restore your following status for that friend.

Your relationships are worth keeping by unfollowing instead of unfriending the friends whose posts are undesired instead of unfriending.

Enock Lubowa
A technologist who writes for both the geeks and non-geeks. I am an entrepreneur and Android developer with a Computer Science background. Get in touch with me via my social handles below.