How to Disable Stories in Facebook Feed on iPhone, iPad, and Android

To keep the distraction at bay, you'd like to remove stories from Facebook feed on your iOS or Android device. Follow along as we walk you through this hands-on guide to easily hide the stories!

Facebook Stories are nice, but they may not appeal to everyone’s taste. If you aren’t a great fan of them or wish to keep them away from your feed, read on to discover a smart way to remove the Facebook feed stories not just on your iPhone or iPad but also Android device.

Even though the social networking app doesn’t offer a perfect way to keep the stories at bay, there are third-party apps that can fill up the void really well. We have tried “Friendly for Facebook” to remove the stories from the Facebook feed on the iOS device. It’s pretty simple and works effectively in keeping them away.

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For Android device, we’ve found “Swipe” a reliable option. It’s just as simple, allowing you to put the stories away without any hassle.

How to Remove Stories from Facebook Feed on iPhone and iPad

Friendly for Facebook is available for free and requires iOS 9 or later. You can upgrade to the pro version ($1.99) of this social networking app to use it without ads.

Step #1. Download Friendly for Facebook on your iOS device and launch it. You will have to sign in using your account.

Sign in to your Account in Swipe for Facebook app on Android

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Step #2. Now, tap on the gear icon at the top right corner.

Tap on Gear icon in iOS Friendly for Facebook App

Step #3. Next, tap on Filters.

Tap on Filters in Friendly for Facebook App Settings

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Step #4. Turn on the switch next to Hide Stories.

Enable Toggle Next to Hide Stories to to Disable Stories from Facebook Feed on iPhone and iPad

That’s pretty much it! From now onwards, you won’t see stories in your news feed. Later, if you decide to bring them back, follow the same steps above and then disable the switch next to Hide Stories.

This app comes with several goodies like Night mode and multiple colorful themes to let you use this app with fun. Besides, it also allows you to order feed by most recent. So, make the most of them to enhance your experience.

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How to Remove Stories From Facebook Feed on Android

Step # 1. Download Swipe for Facebook app on your Android device and launch it. Now, sign in to your account.

Sign in to your Account in Swipe for Facebook app on Android

Step #2. Now, tap on three dots at the top right → Settings.

Go to Settings in Swipe for Facebook App on Android

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Step #3. Turn on the switch next to Hide Facebook Stories.

Turn On Switch to Hide Stories From Facebook Feed on Android

That’s pretty much it! Swipe for Facebook is feature-rich and can really boost your user-experience. You can use the PiP mode to watch videos and also browse the feed at one go. It allows you to sort your news feed by most recent and also save the posts to view them later.

How to Mute Specific Stories from Facebook Feed

Facebook allows you to mute a specific story, which you no longer want to follow.

Step #1. Open the Facebook app on your mobile device.

Step #2. Now, find the story you wish to mute and tap on it.

Tap on story you wish to mute from Facebook Feed

Step #3. Next, tap on three dots at the top right.

Tap on three dots in Story in Facebook App

Step #4. Next up, tap on Mute “Name” and then tap on Mute in the popup to confirm.

Mute Story from Facebook Feed on iPhone or iPad

Henceforth, you won’t see updates to this story in your feed. If you wish to change your mind later, tap on the Add to story button → gear icon → Stories you have muted → then, locate a specific story and tap on Unmute.

Unmute Story from Facebook Feed on iPhone or iPad

Wrapping Up…

I guess your news feed will now stay away from the unnecessary stories. Use these simple methods to enhance your experience.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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