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How To Hide Politics and Election Posts From Your News Feed

Is your news feed filled with posts about politics and the Presidential election? Facebook offers no way to hide posts based on their content, but a free browser extension called Social Fixer can do it for you! If you don’t care to see all these posts in your feed, here’s how to do it in 4 easy steps:

  1. Download the Social Fixer browser extension. It plugs right into your browser and changes how Facebook works, adding lots of great features - including the ability to filter your news feed.
    Download from SocialFixer.com
  2. Once installed, go back to Facebook and reload. You’ll see a menu badge appear. Click this wrench and choose “Social Fixer Options” to open the options menu.
  3. Choose the “Filters” section on the left, and scroll down to the bottom of the right panel. This is the list of ready-made filters that you can simply enable and use. The first one in the list hides political posts from your news feed and replaces them with a small note saying that a post was hidden. Click the + icon to add it.
  4. Click “Save Changes” and refresh your news feed. Poof! The political posts are gone! Instead, you’ll see this small message in your feed where a post would have been:

You can still click on the message to show the original post, just in case.

Create Your Own Filters

Social Fixer has powerful filtering capabilities you’ll want to explore by creating your own filters. You can act based on a post’s author, keywords in the post, links posted, etc. And you can hide posts, move them to tabs, change how they appear, and more.

Social Fixer lets you take control of Facebook and customize it to be what you want. Enjoy!

Questions? Problems? Need Support?

The Support Team and the Social Fixer user community can help you out in the Social Fixer Support Group, located here: http://SocialFixer.com/support/

Please, Donate to support development!

Matt Kruse, developer of Social Fixer

Social Fixer 16.0 Release Notes

logo_detailed_20053_thumb Social Fixer Version 16.0 adds the much-requested feature of fixing Enter in comment boxes so it makes a new line instead of submitting the comment, and has a number of other changes.

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Install the 16.0 update from SocialFixer.com

Significant Changes

  • In comment boxes, the Enter key can be made to create a new line. This is not enabled by default, but the first time you add a comment you will see an explanation and a link to the Options to enable it if you wish.
  • New option to run Social Fixer on apps.facebook.com. By default, it will now run for apps.
  • New option to disable Social Fixer, as the last item in the wrench menu. This turns of all functionality except the wrench itself, which is needed to re-enable.
  • Stories in the “Trending” box in the upper right show a bar graph of the relative popularity of the story. This is enabled by default but can be disabled in Options -> User Interface.
  • You can now anonymize a single post using the option under a single post’s wrench icon menu.

Other/Technical Changes

  • Changed: Removed the “When clicking the F logo and Home link, force it to go directly to the Most Recent feed.” option under User Interface, and instead reuse the “Automatically Switch to Most Recent” option to decide whether to force going to Most Recent.
  • Changed: When prefs are imported, the reload message is clearer, the Options dialog is disabled, and a button is provided to reload.
  • Changed: Improvements to the detection of storage errors to prevent false positives
  • Changed: Technical changes to the build process and component initialization will enable faster approvals by Mozilla for Firefox

Questions? Problems? Need Support?

The Support Team and the Social Fixer user community can help you out in the Social Fixer Support Group, located here: http://SocialFixer.com/support/

Please, Donate to support development!

Matt Kruse, developer of Social Fixer

How To Hide Facebook Posts About The World Series

Are you sick of seeing endless posts about baseball or the Cubs in your news feed?

If so, then enable the new World Series filter subscription in Social Fixer, and watch them disappear!

Install Social Fixer

First of all, if you don’t have Social Fixer installed, then go to the Download Page to install it. Social Fixer lets you customize Facebook, filter your news feed, and take control over your Facebook experience. It’s available for most major browsers.

Enable The Filter

Next, open Social Fixer’s Options panel using the wrench menu and click on the Filters tab:

Then scroll to the bottom and find the new filter under the “Filter Subscriptions” heading. Click the + icon to add this filter subscription to your filter list:

Test It Out!

Click “Save Changes” and reload your Facebook News Feed. If there are any posts about the World Series in your feed, they will now be replaced with a little box like this:

If you want to see the post, just click this box to toggle it visible or hidden.

Customize The Filter

Hiding these posts isn’t the only option. Social Fixer has a lot of different actions that filters can take on posts that match. For example, you can group them all together under a tab named “World Series”, or add a border to these posts using CSS. To customize how these posts are handled, just edit the filter in your filter list.

Automatically Updated!

This filter has a number of keywords already defined in it. But if some posts are slipping through and new names or keywords are needed, your filter will be automatically updated. There is no need for you to maintain it - it will all happen in the background. Just sit back and enjoy the filtering. For reference, here are the keywords that it matches now:

World Series|WorldSeries|Indians|Cubs|Cubbies|Wrigley|Progressive Field|home run|homerun|double play|inning|Bartman|joe buck|caray|schwarber|salazar|rizzo|kris bryant|baez

More Filter Subscriptions

Be sure to try out the other Filter Subscriptions in the available list ( Hide Politics perhaps?). They all work the same way - you “subscribe” to them (free, of course) by adding them to your list, and their definition gets updated automatically in the background as needed. No tweaking or maintenance needed!

Questions? Problems? Need Support?

The Support Team and the Social Fixer user community can help you out in the Social Fixer Support Group, located here: http://SocialFixer.com/support/

Please, Donate to support development!

Matt Kruse, developer of Social Fixer