How can I stop a friend’s over-shared Facebook posts?

Elkay December 21, 2014
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Hope someone can help me as its driving me nuts. I have a relative who constantly shares every single thing they see on Facebook, especially things he sees on Instagram up to 10 times a day. I dont want to block him altogether, or hurt his feelings by saying Stop It. I just would like to stop these shares. I have unfollowed him on Facebook on my iPad and also using my PC and logging into Facebook. It hasn’t helped; they still show up.
Is there anyway to stop these especially when using my iPad?
Thanks

  1. Dave Parrack
    January 29, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Follow Kannon's advice. By unfollowing someone you remain friends with them but don't have to put up with their nonsense posts. You can also start following them again at any point to see if they've stopped posting nonsense so much.

  2. joseph
    January 1, 2015 at 10:06 am

    don't like his posts , because facebook tends to show posts it thinks you like

  3. Kannon Y
    December 24, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    You can choose to mute friends on Facebook. You just hover over their name and click on "Following". By default, I believe friends are set to be followed. By clicking on "following" you unfollow them (meaning they no longer get to overwhelm your feed) but still retain them as a friend.

    https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=10200414937311071

  4. dragonmouth
    December 23, 2014 at 12:12 am

    "I dont want to block him altogether"
    Does he ever send you anything new or worthwhile? If not, block him.

    "or hurt his feelings by saying Stop It."
    Do you wish to be inundated with useless junk you are not the least interested in? Tell him nicely to cease and desist.

    My wife's sister-in-law is like that. My wife put her messages on auto-delete.

  5. ha14
    December 21, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    maybe to adjust Instagram permissions
    How do I edit the privacy and settings for my apps and games?
    https://www.facebook.com/help/218345114850283