This is a companion piece to the article I published last week on how you can stop your posts in a public Facebook group appearing in your friends’ newsfeeds (hint: you can’t). That post explained the different kinds of Facebook group and how much you post in each kind is visible to the outside world.
This article looks at the situation from the other side: how do you hide the posts that your friend makes in a Facebook group or on a Facebook page that you’re really not interested in.
What’s the problem?
Say your friend has just joined a quilting group and all he does is post, post, post in this group about quilts he’s made, ones he wants to make, techniques, meetups etc. And while you love your friend dearly, you really do not want to see all this stuff about quilting, because you’re all about judo and archery. Is there a way to hide this stuff, and the posts he puts on a fan page for a famous quilter? Yes, there is.
How do I hide my friends’s posts on a particular Facebook page or in a group?
When you catch one of the posts in a group you don’t want to see (and this isn’t always easy, as Facebook likes to show you random stuff every now and then, rather than all of everything all the time), you will see a little down-arrow in the top right corner of the post.
Click on the down arrow and you’ll be given some options. Note: this example is for a page, and I don’t really want to stop seeing these posts, it’s just for illustrative purposes …
You can see here that you can hide just this one post, unfollow your actual friend (but stay friends), or hide posts from that particular page. This message is the same whether you’ve Liked the page yourself or not, but you won’t get the option for a Group you’re a member of.
Click on “Hide all from … [group name / page name] and you won’t see posts from that source again.
Note that there’s no way for your friend to stop their posts in a public Facebook group appearing on your newsfeed (see the link at the top of this article for why), so if you don’t want to see them, this is the way to stop seeing them.
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