You’ve liked your colleague’s Facebook page and suddenly your Facebook News feed is filled with updates from the page. No problem you think, I’ll just hide the page and no one will be the wiser. When you click the X next to the post you realize…
The option to Hide all posts from pages is gone!
Update September 8, 2011: The option to Hide all posts from pages is back!
Facebook has chosen to remove this option from the menu for page postings in the news feed. Your choices have been reduced to Hide this post or Report post or spam.
Selecting Hide the post replaces the post with the Post hidden from your News Feed and two to three choices:
- Undo – Restores the post
- Hide all by – This shows if the post was generated by a posting app – use caution with this one as any other pages using this app will also be blocked. ← Reinstated Hide all by page
- Unlike Page – The final solution
What can you do to clear your news feed of page clutter?
- Create a List
One workaround is to create a list with the pages/people you want to see on your news feed. See Rick’s Tip on creating lists. Then go to your News Feed and click the Most recent to access the drop-down menu and select the new list.
- Let Facebook Choose
Keep hiding the pages post by post and select from the Most recent drop-down menu More options. In the Edit Your New Feed Settings box set Show posts from: to Friends and pages you interact with most.
- Let Facebook know you want the Hide this post control back for pages:
Score one for users! Facebook listened to our complaints and brought back the Hide all posts from pages option.
Side note: The option to hide a friend is still available, follow the directions above for hiding a page post and you will able access Hide all by your friend.Sue Surdam | Artizon Digital | WordPress Specialist and Social Media Solutions | 503-577-1035