HOW TO: Unfollow A Post In The New Facebook News Feed

You know what happens when you’re among the first to comment on a Facebook post where a friend announces a new job, an engagement, or anything else that produces a stream of “Congratulations.” Your phone ends up constantly buzzing, and the notifications area is always active. But there’s a way to comment on a post and then mute notifications.

When you mouse over the post in the News Feed, you’ll see a little arrow in the top-right corner of that post. Click the little arrow, and this drop down menu will show. When you click “unfollow post,” you will no longer receive notifications from that post.

You can also do this on photos.

Another way to unfollow a photo is to click on it, opening it in lightbox view. There’s an option to unfollow the post that way, as well.

Readers: Will this help you cut back on notifications?

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