How to Unfollow (and Remain Friends)

We all know at least one offensive Facebook friend: the one who likes every status, who shares every photo of every sandwich she’s ever eaten, or the ex coworker who takes any opportunity to step on a political soapbox. Well, now Facebook is changing the rules so users can unfollow (which will replace the “hide all” button) anyone whose posts they don’t want to see clog their news feed.

Users will not be notified if they’ve been unfollowed and you can still remain Facebook friends, which eliminates any hard feelings and explanations.

“The goal of this change is to help people curate their News Feed and see more of the content that they care about,” a Facebook spokesperson wrote in a statement given to Mashable.

Several platforms already feature the unfollow function, including Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.