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Webmasters hate it, users love it — but adblocking extensions aren’t going anywhere for a while. In fact, some guys want to block all ads through a custom box called AdTrap AdTrap Is A Little White Box That Blocks All Ads From The Internet For $139 AdTrap Is A Little White Box That Blocks All Ads From The Internet For $139 How much would you be willing to pay for an Internet without ads? Meet AdTrap, a new device that promises to block all online ads, whether on your computer or on your mobile. Read More . That’s bad news for Facebook and probably good news for you because Adblock Plus has launched a new option where you can customize your Facebook page to remove many “annoying” elements.

Adblock Plus is an effective way to disable ads How To Block Annoying Ads in Firefox How To Block Annoying Ads in Firefox Read More , of course. In Facebook, it currently removes sponsored stories, page post ads, standard ads, promoted posts or otherwise.

The new update lets you block ‘non-ad’ annoying elements, such as all those silly, unimportant reminders that pop up in your sidebar. It also disables the things like the “People you may know” and “Games you may like” in the sidebar and “Upcoming events” in your news feed.

“They are not advertisements. Rather, this material is actually from Facebook, and it is served to you based upon the information Facebook receives from your profile and activities,” Adblock Plus says. “We built this feature because it allows you to individualize your Facebook experience. If you find all these elements annoying, blocking them is now easy.”


You can choose one of three options: Block All Facebook Annoyances, Block Only Sidebar Annoyances, and Block Only News Feed Annoyances. One click and you’re done.


The things you can block include:

  • Music Pages You May Like
  • Entertainment Pages You May Like
  • Add to Movies
  • Add to TV Shows
  • People You May Know
  • Rate To Add To Your Movies
  • Rate To Add To Your TV Shows
  • Rate Books You’ve Read
  • Rate These Places
  • Get Important News
  • Recommended Pages
  • Rate Movies You’ve Watched
  • Add to Movies
  • Add to TV Shows
  • Rate TV Shows You’ve Watched
  • Suggested Groups
  • Friend Finder/Find More Friends
  • Games You May Like
  • Play It Again
  • Suggest Friends
  • Nearby Places

You can enable the new Facebook-blocking features of Adblock Plus at

So will you be using Adblock Plus to get rid of these interruptions on your Facebook? And if you do install it, here’s why we request you to whitelist MakeUseOf in Adblock Please Whitelist MakeUseOf In Adblock: A Plea From a Former Adblock Filter Developer Please Whitelist MakeUseOf In Adblock: A Plea From a Former Adblock Filter Developer It’s no secret that we’re not huge fans of Adblock here at MakeUseOf. But we know that some of you won’t let go of Adblock until it’s pried out of your cold, dead hands. If... Read More .

Source: Adblock Plus

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  1. likefunbutnot
    November 11, 2013 at 2:51 am

    I find it's best to block facebook at the hosts file or proxy server level. That actually solves a large number of internet-wide annoyances and has widespread benefit for co-worker productivity as well.

  2. G Anne
    November 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    If Facebook didn't feel the need to get more and more invasive, maybe people wouldn't be on an all-out campaign to stop them from benefiting from our presence. I used to like Facebook!

  3. Mithun M
    November 6, 2013 at 6:11 am


  4. Eric J
    November 6, 2013 at 6:11 am

    yes, great! no more annoyances.