How do I hide Facebook app updates in my Live Feed?
It used to be pretty easy to hide application updates from my Facebook Live Feed, but now that feature seems to have vanished and I'm forced to find the app and block it. Big step in the wrong direction! Isn't there an easier way?
You're right and this is driving me a bit bonkers too: it used to be that the secret "Hide" button on Facebook updates would reveal the options of hiding all updates from that specific person or just hiding updates from the application (e.g., Farmville :-) in your Feed, while still seeing other updates from that person.
Turns out that in a desire to streamline things, Facebook has taken a bit too much of a step towards simplification, and this is something I figured out by simply experimenting, worrying that I'd end up blocking a friend's updates entirely.
The trick? Just click on the "hide" button and it does the right thing.
Let me show you.
Here's an update I saw a few days ago:
I like Jerry and want to stay plugged in with what he's doing, but I'm just not interested in Mafia Wars so want to hide the app update. How? First off, move the cursor to the top right of the update space:
That's what we want. Used to give us options, as I said earlier, but now, just click on it and ...
If you later decide that you do want to get updates from a specific application you'll need to find that app in your Settings and re-enable it. The "Edit Options" only lets you specify which friends you want to hide / unhide. Confusing, isn't it?
Hope that helps you out!
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