Social Media Facebook How to Unfollow Someone on Facebook Clean up your Facebook newsfeed with these tips By Linda Roeder Writer Former Lifewire writer Linda Roeder is a longtime web enthusiast and consultant with a broad knowledge of how personal web pages, blogs, and social networking. our editorial process LinkedIn Linda Roeder Updated March 15, 2020 alashi / Getty Images Facebook Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email Your Facebook News Feed is a convenient way to catch up on the activities of family and friends. Unfortunately, a Facebook friend might be the source of recurring posts, shared articles, and opinion rants that annoy, offend, or bore you. Fortunately, it's easy to unfollow that friend on Facebook so you don't see their posts. You'll remain Facebook friends officially, and you can still exchange messages over Messenger, but you won't have to see their posts when you open your News Feed. Here's how to unfollow a Facebook friend. Unfollowing is a gentler solution than unfriending or blocking. Unfriending removes them from your friends' list, while blocking eliminates all contact. With unfollowing, you won't see their content, but you'll still be friends. How to Unfollow Facebook Friends There are several easy ways to unfollow a Facebook friend. Unfollow from their post, profile page, or from News Feed Preferences in the Settings menu. Unfollow From a Post Log in to Facebook on the desktop or in the mobile app. Go to any post made by the person you want to unfollow. Select the three dots on the top right of their post. Select Unfollow. You won't see any more of this person's posts, but you're still Facebook friends. If you unfollow someone, your posts are still visible to them unless they also block or Unfollow you. Unfollow From Their Profile Page Here's another way to unfollow a Facebook friend. Go to the profile page of the friend you want to unfollow. Hover over Following near their cover photo. (On the app, tap the three dots below their cover photo.) Select Unfollow. (On the app, tap Following and then tap Unfollow.) Unfollow From News Feed Preferences Here's yet another way to unfollow someone. Go to your profile page and select the down arrow on the top menu bar. (In the app, tap the three horizontal lines on the bottom.) Select News Feed Preferences. (In the app, tap Settings and then News Feed Preferences.) Select Unfollow People and Groups to Hide Their Posts. Select the person you want to unfollow, and then select Done. Re-Follow Unfollowed Facebook Friends If you change your mind and want to see posts from your unfollowed friend again, it's easy to do. Go to your Facebook profile page. Select the down arrow from the top menu bar. (In the app, tap the three horizontal lines on the bottom.) Select News Feed Preferences. (In the app, tap Settings and then News Feed Preferences.) Select Reconnect with people and groups you unfollowed. Select the person you want to reconnect with, and then select Done. You'll once again see this person's posts on your News Feed. Consider snoozing a person instead of unfollowing them if you just need a break. Snoozing prevents you from seeing their posts in your News Feed for 30 days.