Ever like and be linked to a Facebook page and then realize that it was not for you? What about having to like to enter a contest and then be left with a flurry of updates that you never really paid any attention to but that appeared in your news stream? The only way to rid yourself of these unwanted messages was to “remove” them by hiding the post or all of their posts, which did not unlink you. Facebook has now added a new feature where you can unlike the page and not receive further updates in your news stream.
Facebook’s Adds Ability to Unlike Liked Pages
The unlike button is the latest addition to the world of Facebook. It is welcomed new addition as we have to like a page to get a full feel for the content, the offers, participate in contests however, when we start receiving the messages and the comments that go along with it, we sometimes were left with a feeling of uneasiness of being associated with the page; especially those that were not monitored very closely by the page administrators. Hiding the page was useful but we were still connected and linked to the page. The unlike rids us of the page and their updates in our news stream and also as a “fan.”
How to Unlike a Facebook Liked Page
The unlike for a page is not prominently displayed under the article as one would hope or expect. Likes are very easy to find as they big and bold on websites but the unlike is contained within the “remove” or by going directly to the unwanted page.
1. Find within your news feed the post for the page that you wish to unlike.
2. Click the X “remove” to the right of the post and a pop-up drop down box appears.
3. Simply click Unlike Page.
Facebook has been promoting the liking of pages with the page browser that was launched last month as well as indicating likes that you had in common with friends. This “if your friends like it, you should too” promotional push is just in time for the holiday rush. Brands need people to pay attention to their offerings and Facebook certainly has the users as well as the time spent on the site. The ability now to unlike pages does make it easier to like a page as we can easily go back in and unlike.
The floor is now yours, what do you think? Will you go and unlike unwanted pages? Will you feel more comfortable liking a page knowing that you can immediately go in and unlike?
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