Eeny, meeny, miny, moe….
Select What Stuff Someone Can
Share With You On Facebook!
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to not see anything related to Facebook games that your nephew fills up your stream with… or to be able to hide all the music video’s that your neighbor shares?
How about doing content blocking without having to completely hide the person from your news feed?
Sounds like a win, right?
While the options are not particularly granular (or detailed), the content selector makes it easy to hide “portions” of content shared by an individual.
Like many other settings such as unfriend and hide from news feed, this option is available both from the news feed and from the individual’s profile page.
From the News Feed… this set of options is hidden under the name pop-up and the Friends drop-down!
From the offending user’s Profile, this option is located below the Timeline Image (Cover) in the Friend drop-out.
My favorite combination for individuals that are marginal for the moment in my current “need to see” list is to set “How Many” = “Only Important” and to set “What Types” to “Life Events” … I will also sometimes include “Status Updates” for people I need more contact from.
Enabling “Status Updates” allows not only legit status posts… but also spam, links, etc to come through and should be carefully considered whether or not it is appropriate.
Like this tip, but wish you could set it for dozens of your friends at once? Fortunately, that’s super easy using the new Facebook “Acquaintances” Smart List filter!
There are probably a lot of people in your news feed that you really are not close too that this will help control the clutter they can make.
This option gives you a lot of middle-ground flexibility that most of the other filters and options we have talked about so far lack.
If you enjoyed this tip, let me know!
~ Kim ~
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