How do I remove a Facebook friend or connection?
Not to sound like I'm becoming antisocial, but a woman who's on my friends list on Facebook turns out to be quite the kind of person I don't like to associate with. Can't say more than that, but I need to "defriend" her (unfriend her?) How do I do that??
Uh oh, sounds like trouble in Facebook paradise to me! :-)
Fortunately, it's remarkably easy to defriend someone on Facebook, just a few mouse clicks. First off, select "Friends" from the top navigational bar:
Notice here that within the "Friends" area, I've also selected "Friend List". You'll want to do that too.
Now scroll around until you find the profile of the person in question. It'll look approximately like this, though obviously we're not talking about the same person! :-)
Note the link on the lower right, "Remove Friend". That's what you want to select. Click on that and you'll get a confirmation dialog box:
If you're really sure she should get the proverbial boot, click on "Remove Friend", otherwise click on "Cancel" and they'll never know that they were on the very edge of the abyss. :-)
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Reader Comments To Date: 91
thanks! that helped alot! this creepo had somehow came on my facebook!
So then here's my question. Is there any way to "unfriend" someone without them being notified?
My kids tried to sign up on facebook and somehow every time I try to link up with facebook, the sight comes up in Italian. How do I get past this and get an English speaking facebook to come up when I go to facebook.com?
facebook has changed, could you update this?
- How do I delete many friends at one time?
- How do I delete a group of friends already in a list? I don't want to delete just the list but all the friends in there
I think the friends management in facebook is very poor
Is there a way to remove my profile on a person list of friends? It has recently came to me attention that this person is married. (news to me and it must be news to his wife) I do not want to be on his list. Is this possible?
Can you unfriend a person without them being notified? I don't dislike these people, but I don't want my site cluttered with all their communications with others; I want to just keep a tight circle of friends and family. Many of the people who wanted to be "friends" with me have no interest in me anyway. It's just so distracting every time I go on Facebook.
General consensus on Twitter is that if you unfriend someone on Facebook that they do *not* get any sort of notification. They'll only notice you've done so if they try to look at your private profile, etc.
will be sending your program to government as a py network ;;;
I cannot get my facebook in English and I cannot find out how to change it because it is in a foreign language. What do I do.
Thanks, this helps. I had a Xanga friend that I added on Facebook, and he posted about oral sex. He claims to be a Christian. It figures. I am not a Christian, because I think they are as filthy as he is.
How could I remove an old account made years ago?
I see somebodys using my name as their account, Its just so confusing! Could they just reveal their real name or another nick names or what ever?
How can I de friend a person when I do not have the option REMOVE FRIEND under their name box?
I am not interested in being on Facebook. Please remove my name.
Help! How do I get the toolbar to show at the top of my Facebook Page? I have no way of modifying anything on my page because I have no toolbar.
I will be so happy if you can answer this question!
I use Firefox 5.0.
I am upset about the error I made in joining facebook. How do I get out of facebook?
Hi, I have a silly question. I defriended someone on Facebook. Now I want to refriend them. Yes, childish, I know. It does not let him see me nor me see him even though I never blocked him. Please help.
Nothing silly about it, Love: sounds like they blocked you. So you might be out of luck.
How do I get my name out of Facebook?
Is there a difference between remove connection and removing friend? I clicked the X beside the persons name? does that mean they still have access to my facebook?
I was friending a few people for my mafia wars application, but now when i try to delete them as a friend i dont have the option. Where the "X" is to delete them it only asks if i want to delete my connection with them. I do that and they still show up in my search box when i start spelling a name similar to theres. Its very annoying, help please?
I deleted some files and all it seems to have affected are my facebook and mafia wars. I am using a Linux system. Is there anyway to delete facebook from my computer. I am hoping that by doing so I can reload it and it will replace the missing files. PLEASE help!!!!!!
May I ask, how can you remove the result of a quiz pn your info?
Example (well, its mine) "Your japanese Name," I kinda accidentally placed it on "my info", and now I can't remove it.. Please help..thank you
How do I remove my name from someone else's friends list?
How do I get out of facebook and have my name completely removed? Thanks for your help. Nikki
Is there any way to "unfriend" someone without them being notified?
For all of the people who asked about de-friending someone without them knowing.
Since I'm just not sure if de-friending someone results in a notification, I recommend you merely hide their status updates. It results in the same thing, you don't see their stuff.
To do so, merely mouse-over someone's status update. A button on the right side of the first line of their update will appear (hide) and, upon clicking that, you'll be prompted to confirm that it's what you want to do.
And the other person has no idea that you've hidden their updates.
Just a thought.
How do I get off of facebook? Or be rid of my account at facebook.
>>How do I get off of facebook? Or be rid of my account at facebook.
Hit the "Settings" tab at the top of the page. The Deactivate Account button is at the bottom of the page.
how to delet facebook search for people list for example i write a name or eail adress i want to remove that name from my computer
is there a way to remove/delete a list i created on facebook? i took all the friends off of the list, but i cant figure out how to remove the list itself....
How do I remove a person on my family tree. In other words I made a mistake and like to undo it. Thanks
Deborah, I'm afraid I don't know what family tree app you're talking about. Is it part of Facebook?
yes, I agree that this info is wrong and I too am having a problem removing an unwanted guest from FB. Someone ring this guy's bell and call his attention to his site.
Hey i cant remove my frnd from the New Facebook of 2010. Lame Layout :(
hey!i cant remove my friend in facebook..:[
is it possible on facebook?
I made my new facebook. I don't want my ex boyfriend can find mine. I mean that not available to even surch.
I have deleted my sister from my facebook but photos of her are still tagged and linked to her name and she also still appears in my siblings. Why is this, have i not removed her properley?
If someone defriends you do they have to request a friendship again in order to have you back on their list? I just got suddenly defriended by 3 of my daughter's in-laws and I'm wondering whether they're suddenly going to reappear on my list without my having to reapprove them.
How do you do it with the new Facebook?
My own name appears under my friends list and I have no idea how this happened! I don't know how to delete it either! Could you please help, it's driving me crazy! I figured out to where it says "are you sure you want to delete Christine?" When I press remove, it does disappear, but when I go back into my friends list again, it's there again.
Cannot delete my name from friends list. Everytime I try it deletes, but I go back and my name is still there. How do I delete my name for good. Don't want Hackers....
why that facebook is make so difficult to remove a friend list, until now i cant do as some comments to do it same like that we are not the same page facebook format. next ime guyz you have to very carefull adding friends because maybe facebook wont you allow anymore to remove them.
Yes, unfortunately managing friends and friends list is no longer as easy. Here's the instructions for removing a friend per the Facebook Help Center (located at the bottom right of your facebook page)
If you would like to remove a friend, navigate to the person’s profile and click the "Remove from Friends" link at the bottom of the page. If you select this option, you will be removed from the person's Friends List as well. You will need to repeat the friend confirmation process if you wish to be friends with this person again.
How do I delete different list that were created for my friends? Example: my daughters friends, a list was created that says "my crazy step-daughters". How do I go about deleting something like that? There are more list, this is just an example and no, there are no names/friends in these extra list either.
I made a mistake by getting on Facebook. Please remove my name & all records of me. I can't find any way to do it.
Somebody has posted my name on Facebook with a mean picture. I would so much appreciate it if you could remove it. I'm not sure if I was the intended "victim" or someone else with my name; however, since I have never used Facebook, I'd like it removed asap. Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.
i WANT TO BE REMOVED FROM FACEBOOK, I DON'TG WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANYMORE I FIND I AN TRO OLD FOR THIS KIND OF STUFF.
My 11 year old daughter recieved some very, very disturbing postings that she (luckily) didn't understand. She immediately "unfriended" the person. I was able to review the offending vulgar comments thru email. How can I check the past history between the two at this point? I do not know this person, I don't know their phone # How can I get in touch with the parents?
P.S. I had no idea that bad words were allowed on facebook!!! Prior to this , we had a "Webkinz" account... There lies the extent of my computer knowledge... Thanx
ASMA, I can't help you. I'm not affiliated with Facebook. But I do have an article on how to delete your Facebook account here on the site: just search for "delete facebook".
Lori, yeah, I'm glad you're seeking more info because it's up to us parents to ensure our kids are safe. Step #1: require that your daughter share her password with you so you can pop in occasionally and ensure that she's only friends with people she knows. #2: Screen her FB friends and talk candidly about those who post inappropriate content.
In terms of knowing previous interaction, there's no log of that sort of thing I'm aware of on Facebook. Sorry.
I want to delete some friend how can i do this?
Pleae remove me from facebook I've tried and seem not to be able to do that...al I want is to remove myeslf from you I don't want to be bothered from you or anybody on facebook...
how to deactivate a person who is in my FB account?
bcoz she/he missuses FB account.
Is it possible to seperate fb friends into 3 seperate groups of people. a group of friends n other for family and last co-workers. this way i can limit wat each group can read n see on wall!?
Please help if possible,one too many rats at my company!
i have a question if i remove 1 friend it is possible to add that person again or it is impossible?
Heyy I need Help, I wanna remove one person on my facebook his a weirdo and every time he gives bad comment at me. I can't delete him because his fb doesn't have "remove button" pls help me....
My cousin passed away on Oct. 9, 2010. How do i get his profile taken off Facebook?
Zoe (backing up a bit), I'd check that your status updates have a default distribution of "friends only". Then if he's not a friend (suggested by you not being able to unfriend him) then he won't see them and won't be able to leave comments.
am realing enjoying google but no email address my is google is the best web ever. Thankz.
friend are blocked mz account
hw i can remove any people from my friendlist in faceebook
i could'nt get a valid answer to undo remove frind from facebook
I am so happy for seeing that, how easily I remove an unwanted friend from my list.
hi,i mistakely remove my fiance name instead of someone disturbing me,pls how can i connect my fiance name back.
I accidentally 'like' a comment by someone who isn't my friend. Will he be notified? Furthermore, immediately after that I deactivated my account. Does it ensure that they won't be notified? Please please help me! I feel so embarrass if I see them in school!
Unfortunately he will be notified: the notification is generated as soon as you click the button. Even canceling your account (which seems a bit excessive, if I can say so) won't change that.
When I delete someone from my fb do they later get a suggestion to be my friend?
How can you remove someone from my freinds list,who I know for a fact is dead?
please remove the following people from my facebook freinds list: Angela Mcarver and Weston
nice article! but the easiest way to DELETE your facebook account permanently (and backup ALL yor data) is http://www.goodfbye.com
2 clicks and you're done!
Sorry, Sergio, I can't recommend any utility that is going to dig into my personal Facebook data, even if it's for an account I am about to shut down. Readers, please be wary of any app or site that promises to do things on your behalf on Facebook or any other social networking site...
I want to remove my ex husbnad from my family tree app on Facebook, but he is a tree coordinator How do i get him removed from my tree ?
Thnxxxxxxxxx Dear Have a nice day !
how can i remove my details from another one's friend list in face book?
I created a second FB account, one for friends and one for the political threads I like to chat on. Problem is that in doing so I've managed to lock myself out of my first account. Then when I tried to add friends to my new account (friends from acct 1), I can't find them (I think FB is blocking me from seeing them.) Any suggestions? I know other people with 2 accts, but I think my mistake was using too much similar info (name, phone #, DOB) and now I can't seem to change that basic info either. I am considering deactivating acct 2 and trying again. I would really like to keep my first account going.
unfortunately Facebook has undergone several changes, and these instruction are obsolete. How do we defriend someone in 2012? thank you! :)
Your instructions to delete a friend seem to no longer be valid. In additions, those listed under Facebook's Help function also do not work. The options aren't available. The unfriend opton is also no longer available when using the app on my iphone.
Please can you advise as a once basic proces now seems impossibl or has a bug.
My friend set up her facebook on my pc. she has my permission, we have seperate e mail adresses, now my mobile facebook thinks and says I am her! please help me fix this!!
Hi, I defriended someone on Facebook. Now I want to refriend them. But, I don't know who I defriended. How can I find the people I defriended? Thanks a lot!
I do not have a Face Book for personal reasons! But I do Have Family and Friends. I have a step daughter who is always posting False things about her Dad. And Family see's this. She has in the past gotten a lot of people in trouble. and I would like to have her delete off face book, she has made false accusation on her father.she never has any concuss for action. a concurred step Mom! The name is Nicole Hawkins
I have a very long list of possible friends. These are friends of my friends, but I don't know them from Adam. How can I get rid of these possibles?
I have had 2 people show up as that i had subscibed to them when i did , dont know who these people are, how might have this happened. could this have happened through a link that i clicked on from one of my friends.
i have unfriended someone and need to be friends with them again. how do i do this.
Thank you....Tante Grazie....I finally unfriend an unwanted friend !
Took me a month of searching and surfing, even those dang nabb faq's !
Phew what a relief you are Dave Taylor ! Woo Hoo from Daffy Duck.
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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