Facebook Allows You to Unfollow Lengthy Comment Threads

May 10, 2013
By   Jen McDonnell
Category   Social Media

Do you dread commenting on baby photos, engagement announcements and birthday notifications that show up in your Facebook feed, fearing you’ll be flooded with email notifications whenever another user adds a comment to that post? Then it’s time to make friends with Facebook’s “unfollow post” feature.

You can now quickly unsubscribe to lengthy comment threads on posts that you’ve already interacted with.  Before, you’d have to visit the actual post and change its settings but now you can do it all in the notifications panel. Just click on your notifications icon (the globe icon at the top right of your Facebook page), and click on the “x” next to the post you’d like to unfollow.

Unfollowing posts in the mobile app is a bit more involved. You need to navigate to “Account Settings” in the left nav, select “Notifications,” and hit the “Edit” button next to each recent post you’d like to unfollow.

Besides posts, this also works on event and app notifications.


Facebook posts threads unfollow


Jen McDonnell

Jen is the Vice President of Content and Social Media at Reshift Media, where she manages a team responsible for the social strategies for several national and international brands. She has a strong content background, having previously worked in online journalism for 10 years. Her articles have been published in the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, the Vancouver Province, the Calgary Herald, Flare, and more.

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