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How to Unlike Something on Facebook: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Rid your Facebook newsfeed of unappealing content by unliking pages, comments, and posts.

Since Facebook ads target users based on their likes, unliking pages that no longer post content that appeals to you will help you avoid irrelevant ads on your newsfeed. Facebook also allows its users to unlike status updates, photos, and comments. This feature may prove useful if you accidentally like a post or comment that you didn’t intend to.

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Unlike a post on Facebook

There are two different methods that may be used to unlike a status update or photo (otherwise known as posts) on Facebook:

Unlike a post using the Activity Log

Follow these simple steps to unlike a post using the activity log.

1. Open Facebook and click the down caret in the upper right corner of the screen.

Select the down caret in the top right corner of the screen (Note: All source images are from a personal Facebook account).

2. Select “Settings & Privacy” from the drop down menu.

Select “Settings & Privacy” from the drop down menu on the right side of the screen.

3. Click “Activity Log.”

Click “Activity Log” to open your Facebook Activity Log.

4. Click “Interactions.”

Select the “Interactions” tab from the Activity Log menu on the right side of the screen.

5. Select “Likes and reactions.”

Under the “Interactions” tab, click “Likes and reactions”.

6. Select the checkbox next to the post(s) you wish to unlike.

Select the photos or status updates (posts) you would like to unlike. Note that you may also use this method to unlike previously liked comments or post reactions.

7. Click the “Remove” button.

Once the checkboxes next to the likes you would like to remove are selected, they will turn blue. From here, click the “Remove” button.

8. Click “Remove” again to unlike a previously liked post.

In the pop up window, click the “Remove” button to officially unlike a previously liked post.

Unlike a post from your Facebook newsfeed

Follow these steps to unlike a post directly from your newsfeed.

1. Open your Facebook newsfeed and navigate to the post that you want to unlike.

2. Locate the blue thumbs up icon underneath the post, this is the “Like” button. The button will be highlighted in blue to show that this post has previously been liked.

After you click the “Like” button, check to make sure that the thumbs up icon and text has turned grey. Note: All source images are from a personal Facebook account.

3. To unlike the post, click the “Like” button once. The text will turn gray and the thumbs up icon will turn white with a gray outline once unliked.

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Unlike a comment on Facebook

When scrolling through comments on a Facebook post, you may find yourself accidentally liking a comment that you didn’t intend to like. To quickly unlike a Facebook comment, follow these two simple steps:

1. Open your Facebook newsfeed and find the post that contains the comment you would like to unlike, then locate the comment within the post.

2. Click the “Like” button to unlike the comment. Once the “Like” button is clicked, it will turn from blue to grey and the thumbs up icon will disappear. This signifies that you have successfully unliked a comment.

Click the “Like” button to unlike the comment.
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Unlike a single Facebook page

Ever notice a post on your timeline by a page that you no longer wish to see content from? Unliking a single Facebook page is a quick and easy process, and here’s how you do it:

1. First, open your Facebook newsfeed and locate the search bar at the top left hand corner of the screen. Type the name of the Facebook page you want to unlike into the search bar.

Type the name of the page you would like to unlike into the search bar located on the top left of the screen.

2. Next, select the Facebook page that you wish to unlike from the drop down menu.

Select the page that you would like to unlike from the drop down menu to pull up the Facebook page.

3. Click the blue thumbs up icon to navigate to the home screen of the Facebook page that you wish to unlike.

Select the blue like button to navigate to the Facebook page that you wish to unlike.

4. To officially unlike the Facebook page, click the “Liked” button located to the right of the “More” tab.

Click the “Liked” button to unlike the Facebook page of your choosing.
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Unlike multiple Facebook pages

Facebook users may only like up to 5,000 Facebook pages. Removing pages to make room for new pages can be a tedious and time consuming process. Follow these three steps to efficiently unlike multiple Facebook pages:

1. Open your Facebook newsfeed and select the “Pages” tab from the menu on the left side of the screen.

Select the “Pages” tab from the menu located on the left side of the screen.

2. Then, click the “Liked Pages” tab from the “Pages” menu on the left side of the screen.

Select “Liked Pages” from the “Pages” menu.

3. Click the “Liked” button for each Facebook page that you would no longer wish to “like” to quickly unlike multiple Facebook pages.

Click the blue “Liked” button to unlike Facebook page without having to navigate to its home screen.

Take control of the content you consume

Social media is a powerful tool used for networking and marketing purposes. When you unlike something on Facebook, you take control over the content you consume. Therefore, it is vital to regularly check your liked pages, followers, and privacy settings in order to ensure the content you’re exposed to is relevant to you. Check out this article on Facebook blocking to learn more about how to limit annoying or malicious Facebook posts, comments, and messages.

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