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.
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.
Step #2. Now, tap on the gear icon at the top right corner.
Step #3. Next, tap on Filters.
Step #4. Turn on the switch next to Hide Stories.
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.
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.
Step #2. Now, tap on three dots at the top right → Settings.
Step #3. Turn on the switch next to Hide Facebook Stories.
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.
Step #3. Next, tap on three dots at the top right.
Step #4. Next up, tap on Mute “Name” and then tap on Mute in the popup to confirm.
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.
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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Given a chance, how would you improve Facebook stories to make them more user-friendly? Share your thoughts and feedback with us in the comment section.