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The Facebook Pages you like can accumulate rather rapidly. You may no longer be interested in the material a Page is posting. The Page may post too much or too little.
Or, if you are anything like me, you may not remember liking the Page in the first place. So, an occasional Facebook Page purge can reduce newsfeed clutter and keep your Facebook trim and taut. (Or, depending on your current mood, outlook, and beer or wine intake, populated with a slightly lower amount of inane, pointless, and irritating nonsense).
And, a pragmatic Facebook Page purge can be strangely satisfying. Cathartic, even! If, like me, you are one of those ancients who remember life before social media was even a thing, you may begin to contemplate purging Facebook entirely.
But, alas, I digress!
Anyway, here’s how to easily and quickly review the Pages you’ve liked on Facebook and dump those you no longer want.
Note: These instructions describe accessing Facebook from a computer web browser. Some Facebook settings and options may not be available via mobile device browsers or apps.
Go to your NewsFeed and click “Pages” in the left navigation menu:
All your liked Pages should show up in a grid. To the right of the grid, you should see a box labelled “Review Liked Pages”:
Click the “Get Started” button. A popup window should open that allows you to scroll through your liked Pages and select those you want to unlike:
When you’ve selected all the Pages you want to unlike, click “Next” (Or Cancel if you’ve changed your mind). You’ll then see a notice asking you to confirm that you really want to unlike the Pages you’ve selected:
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!