How to Hide Facebook Posts From Your News Feed

If you don't like something, make it disappear

A screenshot of the Facebook login page

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Your Facebook news feed is a great place to quickly scan for updates on the activities of friends and family. Unfortunately, you may also encounter shared articles or other posts that annoy, offend, or bore you.

There's no need to unfriend a Facebook connection if they're posting things you don't want to see. It's easy to hide posts, snooze a friend for 30 days, or even unfollow someone if you don't want to see their content on your news feed.

The following steps apply to your Facebook news feed on the desktop or on Facebook's mobile app for iOS and Android.

Hide an Individual Post

If you encounter something you just don't want to see, whether from a friend or a page, hide the post and let Facebook know that this isn't something you like.

  1. Open Facebook on the desktop or in the app and navigate to your News Feed.

  2. Go to the post you don't want to see.

  3. Select the three dots that appear in the top right corner of the post.

  4. On the menu that appears, tap Hide post. This hides the current post and also tells Facebook that you want to see fewer posts like the one you just hid.

    A screenshot of the hide option on a Facebook friend's post.

Hide All Posts From a Source

You may have very different political views or interests from some of your Facebook friends. If a friend shares posts with content you find offensive or simply don't want to see, you can hide all posts coming from that source.

  1. Go to your Facebook News Feed and navigate to the shared post you don't want to see.

  2. Select the three dots that appear in the top right corner of the post.

  3. Select Hide all from [source name]. You'll no longer see content from that source on your News Feed.

    A screenshot of Facebook.com

Temporarily Snooze a Friend or Page for 30 Days

If you just need a break from a friend or page, snooze them for 30 days. After 30 days, they'll reappear again.

  1. Open Facebook and navigate to your News Feed.

  2. Select the three dots on any post from that friend.

  3. Select Snooze [friend or page name] for 30 days. You won't see any posts from this friend or page for 30 days.

    A screenshot of Facebook.com

Unfollow to Stop Seeing Posts

Hiding posts from friends or pages helps Facebook refine the types of posts you want to see, but it won't hide every post from that particular friend or page. If you want to hide all their posts yet still remain connected to them, it's time to unfollow them.

You'll still remain friends or a fan of the page, but you'll no longer see any of their posts in your news feed.

  1. Open Facebook and navigate to your News Feed.

  2. Select the three dots on any post from that friend.

  3. Select Unfollow [friend's name]. You'll no longer see posts from this friend or page in your news feed.

    A screenshot of Facebook.com.

    To start seeing their posts in your news feed again, navigate to the friend's profile or page and select the Follow button that appears beneath their cover image. On the app, tap More to see the Follow button.