How to Unfollow on Facebook? (Quick Ways to Stop Following Someone)

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Not sure how to unfollow someone on facebook? I know sometimes it gets tedious and annoying to look at that one person’s posts all day long, but then you decide to unfollow them, so it’s not a chore for you anymore.

But if you’re following them on facebook, you still see their posts on your newsfeed. And unfollowing them seems like too much work, and I have a few quick ways that will allow me to stop following someone without starting up a fight or even saying goodbye.

So here, this guide will show you ways to unfollow someone on Facebook in a quick and easy way.


Why Unfollow Someone on Facebook?

Well, sometimes, when you get a friend request from someone, it’s not always someone whose posts you want to see. Sometimes people just become too much of a chore, and you just want to unfollow them even while being friends with them.

Have you ever had that one person that posts ALL THE TIME? And it’s driving you crazy? If your answer is yes, then maybe it’s time to unfollow that person on Facebook.

Here are some cases where you may wish to unfollow someone on Facebook:

  • When they post too much, and you are tired of seeing their posts on Facebook, you can unfollow them.
  • In case you no longer like what they post but are still interested in remaining friends with them, unfollow them.
  • Using Facebook for professional purposes and seeing irrelevant posts interrupts your workflow, you should unfollow them immediately.

In other cases where you don’t want to see people’s updates on your newsfeed, you can unfollow them to avoid them showing up in it anymore.


Steps to Stop or Unfollow Someone On Facebook

Not sure how to unfollow people? Don’t worry; here we’re going to share a few ways through which you can unfollow people from your account.

There are various ways to unfollow them, but here in this article, we’re only going to explain the three most used ways to unfollow them. These are;

  • Manually Unfollowing People on Facebook,
  • Steps to Manually Unfollow Peoples in Bulk,
  • Using Automated Tools to Unfollow People,
  • Steps to Unfollow Pages, Groups, and People from Newsfeed.

So let’s get started…

Manually Unfollowing People on Facebook

Unfollowing someone on Facebook can be done in several ways. If you wish to do it manually, you can unfollow each person one by one by going into their profile. You can also go through a list of your friends and just click the “unfollow” button on people who get annoying for you to see in your newsfeed.

Let’s simplify it. I will show you exactly how to stop a person from following you on Facebook. After reading these steps, unfollowing people on Facebook is a piece of cake for you.

Open Facebook

You must first open Facebook in your favorite browser and select the search option. In the search option, you have to enter the name of the friend you want to unfollow.

Search People on Facebook to “Unfollow”

The search option will display the profile of the person you are looking for; now click on the profile link to visit their main profile.

Unfollow people on Facebook using Chrome

In order to unfollow someone from their Facebook, you need to click on the unfollow button that appears inside the “friends” option (as shown in the image above).

If you would like to unfollow a friend on the Facebook app from an Android or an IOS device, simply open the app and click on the search icon.

Enter the name of the person you wish to unfollow inside the search box, and then click the result to view their profile. You will be taken to their profile, and now you need to click on the three-dot options appearing just after the “messages” button.

Click on the three-dot option appearing after the message option

Upon clicking it, you will be redirected to a new page where you will be able to find multiple options. In the box above, click on the “Following” option, and then a pop-up box will open, select the “Unfollow” option as shown in the image below.

Click on “Unfollow” to Unfollow anyone on Facebook

You’ve got it! The person was successfully unfollowed from Facebook 🙂

Steps to Manually Unfollow People in Bulk

The process of unfollowing a lot of people on Facebook can be time-consuming if you go through each profile and do the unfollowing one by one. For people who wish to unfollow several people at the same time, they must go through all of their friends and unfollow them, which is something that I would not recommend.

However, with this method, you are able to unfollow a large number of people in a very quick timeframe without having to deal with any hassle or headache.

Open Facebook

In order to unfollow lots of people at the same time, you should first log into your Facebook account and then click on the “Friends” tab under your profile section. You will find a list of all your friends here.

Open Your Facebook Profile

In order to remove anyone from your following list, you will need to click on the three dots that appear after each of the names of the people you’re following (shown in the image below).

Unfollow friends on Facebook in bulk

By following this method, you will be able to not only unfollow people in large numbers at once but also get rid of those annoying posts and videos that keep showing up in your newsfeed.

Using Automated Tools to Unfollow People

How long did it take you to follow the steps I mentioned above? In that case, you can simply automate the whole process and unfollow people without having to search each profile one by one.

A third-party tool can automate the process of unfollowing people on Facebook quickly and easily. This section will introduce you to one of the best Facebook unfollow tools that will allow you to unfollow people on Facebook using a Windows laptop.

How does this tool work?

To begin, go to the Chrome web store and search for “Unfollow everyone on Facebook with one click“, you can also click here to directly download this extension.

Chrome Extension to Unfollow Someone on Facebook

When you arrive at the Chrome extension page, simply click the “Add to Chrome” button > log in to your Facebook account > click on the extension > then select “Unfollow“. This process should take no more than a few minutes.

Chrome extension for unfollowing people in bulk

This extension allows you to simulate your actions of unfollowing people without any issues. This application also allows you to unfollow your Facebook friends at once or to unfollow all your social media pages within a few minutes.

Once you unfollow someone with this plugin, you will not be able to reverse the process. These people or friends must be followed once again manually.

Remember that your Facebook account might be temporarily suspended if you unfollowed too many people or pages with automated tools. If your account is blocked as a result of using automated tools, we will not be responsible.


Steps to Manually Unfollow Peoples/Pages/Groups in Bulk

Ever wanted to unfollow a large number of Facebook pages/people/groups but couldn’t figure out how? If you do, then you’ve come to the right place.

This section shows you a few steps that will allow you to unfollow pages/people/groups at one time. If you have never done it before, there’s no better time than now!

Facebook “Setting & Private” option

To begin, open Facebook in your favorite browser and then click on the top right corner menu (as shown in the image above). On the following page, click “Settings & Privacy” and then “News feed preferences“.

For desktop/laptop users, you have to click the dropdown arrow in the upper right corner to disable this feature. Here is a section called “News feed preferences,” click it to open it.

News feed preferences option on Facebook

Once the pop-up window appears, click on the second option, “Unfollow“. You can choose the person/page/group whose posts you want to stop seeing in your News Feed by clicking on the top right corner of the pop-up window (as shown below).

Unfollow option for pages. groups, friends in one place

Bingo! you’ve successfully muted them all from showing in your newsfeed.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Still, have doubts? Here I’m sharing a few FAQs which may help you clear all your doubts.

Can unfollowed friends see my posts?

Whether you unfollow a Facebook friend or not, this will not affect their following of you. The people who follow you will still be able to see your posts even though they will not appear in your News Feed if they follow you.

Will someone know if I hide their post on my timeline?

You are the only person who knows whether you are hiding a post or not. If their post is hidden on your timeline, they will not be notified. It is up to you to decide which posts will appear on your timeline.

Will my friend receive an alert if I unfollow him/her on Facebook?

When you unfollow that friend on Facebook, it will not send any alert to that friend informing them of the change.

How can I stop someone from following me on Facebook?

To stop someone from following you on Facebook, block their profile instead of unfollowing them.

You can block a friend by going to their profile and clicking the three-dot menu in the upper right corner of their profile picture. Select “block” from this menu.

Wrapping Up!

In conclusion, there are several different ways to unfollow people on Facebook, as you can see. In this article, I have shared the most popular methods you can use to unfollow people.

With the help of these methods, you are now able to easily unfollow your Facebook friends, people, pages, and groups in a matter of minutes.

In case you encounter any issues when applying the above mentioned methods, feel free to comment below, or you may contact us by submitting a request form.

Sunny Kumar

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Hi, I'm Sunny Kumar, a passionate tech enthusiast and a blogger from New Delhi, India. With a degree in IT from IIT-D and expertise in SEO, Cloud Computing, Telecom & Networking, and CEH, I specialize in various technical fields, including SEO, WordPress Development, and PC Building. And being a proficient user and a notion expert, my commitment to technology and sharing valuable knowledge guarantees high-quality content and a remarkable user experience.

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