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How to Hide Status Updates From Facebook Friends

Geek Tip: Silence Status Update-Addicted Friends on Facebook

I know you know what I'm talking about. Everyone has one, that Facebook friend who will not stop with the constant stream of Facebook status updates. Maybe you accepted a friend request from a girl you knew in high school to be nice, only to be bombarded about her child's every giggle, coo, and poop. Or there's the friend who's bored at work and needs to let you know whenever he desires a soy latte.

Creating groups is one way, but I find that time-consuming. Nope, my best friend for sanity on Facebook is the Hide button. To use it, just hover over the chatty offender's status update. The "Hide" button shows up to the right, and when you click it, it'll say, "Hide (friend's name)."

After clicking that, none of that friend's status updates will show up in your news feed again, and they remain your friend without knowing that you don't know their every move.

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BriaAdele BriaAdele 8 years
they still show up on the Blackberry facebook app though - it frustrates me daily!!!
esmerb esmerb 8 years
GENIUS!!!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Yes of course you still see theirs, lol. You're not blocking the user, you're just hiding their status from your feed. When you click on their profile, you can see all of their status updates there.
KMattes KMattes 8 years
I couldn't remain on facebook if it weren't for this feature! I've got the friend who updates about some political injustice every 5 minutes. Hide!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Yeah, i was surprised some people don't do this. I heard a few friends complaining about another friend who updates their status 50 times a day and told them to just "hide" her updates and they looked at me blankly.
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