What Happens When You Unfollow Someone on Facebook?

It can be very frustrating to have a friend who uploads things you don’t like seeing on their Facebook. In situations like this, you may contemplate unfriending them.

However, unfriending the person may affect your offline relationship with them because they would know. Fortunately, this is where the unfollow feature comes in handy.

This article will teach you what happens when you unfollow someone on Facebook.

What Happens When You Unfollow Someone on Facebook?

Unfollowing someone is a one-way thing. When you unfollow someone on Facebook, you will no longer continue to see their posts on your news feed.

On the other hand, your friend will still be able to see your posts on their news feed, and they will be able to see your comments. You will also still be able to see their posts, and you can drop comments.

However, you will have to visit their profile before seeing their posts.

Remember that when you unfollow somebody, it doesn’t mean you’ve unfriended them. Instead, it’s as though you have blocked the person’s profile from appearing on your feed.

In addition, if you unfollow someone on Facebook, they won’t be able to tell because they won’t receive a notification. However, you should note when you follow someone again after previously unfollowing them, they receive a notification that you are following them.

As for large groups or pages, they won’t receive a notification.

To round off, here is a list of the things that happen when you unfollow someone on Facebook:

  • They will still be your friend.
  • You will no longer see their posts on your feed. 
  • They won’t get a notification that you’ve unfollowed them.
  • They will still be able to see your posts.

Can You Unfollow Someone On Facebook Without Them Knowing?

Yes, you can. When you unfollow someone on Facebook, Facebook won’t notify them about your action.

The person you chose to unfollow will be unaware that you’ve unfollowed them. However, depending on how well you used to interact with their posts, they may be able to sense that something is off.

When You Unfollow Someone On Facebook, Do They Unfollow You?

No, they do not. When you unfollow someone on Facebook, they do not unfollow you, too –  unless they choose to do so manually.

As long as they remain unaware that you may have unfollowed them, they will likely not decide to unfollow you.

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How to Unfollow On Facebook Web and Apps

In this section, I will provide the steps to unfollow someone on Facebook web and mobile app.

1.     How to unfollow someone on the Facebook web:

When you want to unfollow someone on Facebook, you can do it through your feed or the person’s profile.

To unfollow someone through your newsfeed:

  • STEP 1: Open Facebook on your computer.
  • STEP 2: Go to the “Home” page if you aren’t there already.
  • STEP 3: Scroll to a post that belongs to the person you want to unfollow.
  • STEP 4: Click on the three dots at the top right side of the post.
  • STEP 5: When you click on the three-dot, you will see a menu of options. Click on the option that reads “Unfollow(your friend’s name).”

If you want to unfollow the person through their profile:

  • STEP 1: Go to the person’s profile.
  • STEP 2: Click the “Following” button next to the person’s name at the top of their profile page.
  • STEP 3: Click on “Unfollow” when a menu opens up

2.     How to unfollow someone on the Facebook mobile app

If you want to unfollow your Facebook friend on the mobile app directly from your Home feed:

  • STEP 1: Open your Facebook app and go to the homepage.
  • STEP 2: Scroll to a post that belongs to the person you want to unfollow.
  • STEP 3: Click on the unfollow option in the menu that opens up.

If you want to unfollow the person directly through their profile:

  • STEP 1: Open the profile of the friend you want to unfollow
  • STEP 2: Click on the three dots beside the message icon.
  • STEP 3: Click “Following” and select “Unfollow.”

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Conclusion

Unfollowing is very useful for limiting how much you stay in touch with certain people on your Facebook. It could also come in handy when you want to stay away from some things that have a distracting effect on your social media life. When you unfollow people on Facebook, it helps you concentrate on posts and people you value more.