Social media can quickly send you down the rabbit hole before you know it. The algorithms that Facebook and other social media platforms rely on are meant to keep you glued to your screen for as long as possible. This is done by serving you fresh and relevant content.
For example, Facebook uses “Suggested for you” posts to serve content relevant to you and convince you to stay online for longer. But many users hate this feature and would gladly turn it off.
Facebook doesn’t let you permanently disable “Suggested for you” posts. What you can do is manage what you see as suggested posts. Here’s how you can do that.
There’s an interesting browser extension called FB (FluffBusting) Purity that you can use to “filter the junk you don’t want to see.” This extension can hide ads, sponsored posts, game spam, and suggested posts.
You should always proceed with caution when installing third-party browser extensions. They may sometimes break the scripts of the web pages you’re visiting. Always download browser extensions from the official Chrome Web Store or other official sources. Don’t use obscure download pages as the tools available on these websites often contain malware and other potentially unwanted programs.
If you’re the owner or admin of a Facebook business page, you can disable the “Suggested for you” feature. When Facebook users visit pages similar to yours, your Page will no longer appear in recommendations or suggested posts.
Facebook uses “Suggested for You” posts to help you discover new things on the platform. Suggested posts are based on your previous Facebook activity. They’re not paid for. The platform identifies what posts might be relevant to you and invites you to check them out.
The following factors influence the posts suggested for you:
Meta strives to make recommendations that are relevant to users. Feel free to let the company know when you receive low-quality, objectionable, inappropriate, or sensitive recommendations.
While you can’t disable suggested posts on Facebook, you can manage what you see as suggested posts. Go to “More options” to snooze or hide suggested posts and similar pages. Alternatively, you can use a third-party browser extension to hide unwanted posts.
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