How to declutter your Facebook News Feed

One of the complaints I hear about Facebook is that there is just too much information. It’s hard to find the stuff that you actually want to see. Here is a quick guide to help improve the signal-to-noise ratio by removing Pages from your News Feed.

Pages are specifically for brands or groups, they are not pages for individuals. It’s pretty easy to follow more of these then you realize, and it can clog up your News Feed with advertising that you didn’t know you asked for. Here is how to unfollow those Pages.

  1. Click on the down arrow at the top right of the screen
  2. Select “News Feed Preferences”
  3. Go to pages
  4. Select Alphabetical Order (The number of stories refers to how many of their posts you have interacted with in the last week)
  5. Unfollow the pages that you don’t interact with, and ones that you just don’t want to see their content anymore. I know I was following lots more pages than I realized.


I hope this helps you enjoy Facebook a bit more. Let me know how it goes, and feel free to share any strategies you use to make social media more productive. If you have any questions about Facebook, or technology in general, that you would like me to answer, let me know in the comments or send me an email at

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4 thoughts on “How to declutter your Facebook News Feed

  1. I just watched your retweet of Edward snowden’s Last Week. Aside from not being able to catch a good percentage of the dialogue, there was an informative message in it. Thanks for discovering it and retweeting. It’s like wading through bushels of nonsense to find something.


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