How to clean Facebook feed from viral stories

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Here’s how to take more control of your Facebook feed from the viral-content machine. Say you keep seeing posts about 19th-century German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and you’ve had enough of clickbait celebrity profiles.

Choose the story to hide

Choose the story to hide

Click the top-right corner drop-down menu and select “Hide post.”

Click the menu

Click the menu

The post will disappear and be replaced with this:

Check the menu

Check the menu

Click “See less from SocialFlow.” The next prompt will be to hide all from the SocialFlow app.

Here are the results.

Here are the results.

Do that, and you will probably never see another optimized viral news story in your feed again. (This also works for any person or page you’ve liked that uses a third-party to post into Facebook—including Twitter and Instagram, if you have someone who won’t stop cross-posting selfies across all of their networks.)

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