A dear friend of mine and I were having drinks the other night when the subject of Facebook came up. He was telling me about one of his Facebook friends that posts prolific and annoying status updates.
His biggest concern was that he didn’t want to see all of her updates but didn’t want to unfriend her and risk hurting her feelings.
I explained to him that he could ‘silence’ her from his News Feed without unfriending her.
It’s as simple as this:
When you see the offending person who you would like to silence float by on your News Feed, simply point your mouse over the right-hand upper corner of their status update or post (as shown by the arrow and circle) and an arrow will appear.
Click on that arrow and a drop-down menu with options will appear.
You can ‘unsubscribe’ from all of their updates OR you can simply receive ‘only important’ updates.
Either way, they’ll never know that you’ve adjusted your settings and you don’t have to unfriend them and risk hurting their feelings.