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How to Follow and Unfollow Someone on Facebook

When you follow someone, you can see that person updates on your News Feed.

If you are not happy with their updates and in the meantime, you do not want to unfriend them, then you can unfollow them.

Unfollow allows you to stay friends on Facebook. At the same time, it stops their updates from appearing on your News Feed permanently.

You can unfollow anyone you want at any time. Also, note that your friends will not get notified when you unfollowed them.

The same is the case for the pages too. Instead of the unfollowing page altogether, you can unfollow the page updates only. Moreover, it is discussed later in the article.

Well, without further ado, let's see the steps to follow and unfollow someone (or page) on Facebook and Facebook app.

Note: if you want to stop updates from specific person, page or group from appearing on your News Feed for temporarily (30 days), then try the Snooze feature.

How to Follow Someone on Facebook

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    Go to Facebook.
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    Go to the profile of person whom you want to follow (you can use Search Box to find the profile).
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    At the top, you can see the "Follow" button beside "Message" button.
Follow button on profile
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    Click on it to follow that person.

Note: Not only personal profile, but you can also follow pages too. Just go to the page you prefer, click on "Follow" button beside "Like" button.

Follow button on page

How to Unfollow Someone on Facebook

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    Go to the profile of the person whom you want to unfollow.
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    Hover the mouse over the "Following."
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    Now, click on "Unfollow profile name."
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To unfollow a page, follow the steps below:

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    Go the page you are following.
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    Hover the mouse over the "Following."
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    Click on "Unfollow" option.
Unfollow selected on the page

That is all. The updates from the page will not be visible on your News Feed anymore.

Note: Here you can see this option "Unfollow this Page." When you click this option, you are no longer a follower of this page.

Alternate Way

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    Go to the News Feed and find the post of the person or page whom you want to unfollow.
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    Click on Menu (three dots) on the top right corner of the post.
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    Choose "Unfollow X." X may be a name of page or person.
Unfollow person name on News Feed
Unfollow page option on News Feed

How to Undo an Unfollow

If you changed your mind, and you want to undo an unfollow, then here are the two ways to do that:

After you undo, you will see a notification where you have an "Undo" link. Click on it.

Undo link to undo unfollow

If you have missed it, then follow these steps:

For page: Visit the page and then hover the mouse over the "Following." Now, click on "Default" or "Set first" as per your preference.

Selected Default to undo unfollow

For profile: Visit the profile and then click "Follow" button.

Follow Someone on Facebook App

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    Go to the profile whom you want to follow.
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    Tap "Follow."
Follow option of profile on app

If you want to follow a page, follow the below steps:

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    Go to the page which you want to follow.
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    Tap "Follow."
Follow option on app

Unfollow Someone on Facebook App

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    Go to the profile you want to unfollow.
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    Tap "Following."
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    In the popup, choose "Unfollow."
Unfollow selected on profile

If you want to unfollow a page, follow the below steps:

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    Go to the page you want to unfollow.
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    Tap "Following."
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    Tap "Unfollow."
Unfollow on Facebook app to unfollow page updates

Note: If you do not want to be a follower of the page anymore, then select "Unfollow" under "In Your News Feed" section and turn off the "Get Notifications."

Alternate Way

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    Go to the News Feed.
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    Find the post from the page or person whom you want to unfollow.
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    Tap Menu (three horizontal dots) on the top right corner of the post.
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    Tap "Unfollow X." The X may be a name of page or person.
Unfollow Page name

Undo an Unfollow

When you unfollow, you see a notification where you can find "Undo" link. Tap it to undo unfollow.

Undo link on Facebook app to undo unfollow

If you have missed it, then you undo the unfollow by following the below steps:

For profile: Just visit the profile and tap "Follow."

For page: Just visit the page and then tap "Following." In the next screen, choose "Default" or "See First" as per your choice.

Notes

You can even follow someone who is not your friend. Remember that when you become friend with someone on Facebook, you automatically begin to follow him/her.

Keep in mind that you can follow a page without "Like" the page. When you "Like" a page, you automatically begin to follow that page.

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