How to Hide Posts on Facebook

If you don't like something, make it disappear

What to Know

  • Open Facebook on the desktop or the Facebook app to show your news feed.
  • Go to the post you want to hide. Select the three dots at the top of the post.
  • Tap Hide Post in the menu.

This article explains how to hide Facebook posts on your news feed using Facebook in a web browser or the Facebook mobile app for iOS and Android. It also includes information on how to snooze someone for 30 days plus how to unfollow the person who posted.

Hide an Individual Post

Your Facebook news feed is a great place to quickly scan for updates on the activities of friends and family. However, you may encounter shared articles or other posts that annoy or offend 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 individual posts, snooze a friend for 30 days, or even unfollow someone if you don't want to see their content on your news feed.

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.

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