Hide your “is now friends with” update on Facebook – Facebook users from time to time add other people to their friends list.
If you’re a Facebook veteran, you’ll observe that whenever a user adds other persons to their friends list, Facebook always shows things like: “is now friends with”, “became friends with” or “_ and _ are now friends” their profile (timeline) and in the activity sidebar (news feed) of their friends.
Unfortunately, some Facebook users are not always comfortable with that.
Well, the good news is that Facebook has a feature that lets you hide that option.
So if you are among the numerous Facebook users looking for the guide on how to disable and hide “is now friends with”, “became friends with” or “_ and _ are now friends” notification (status), you’re at the right place/
Interestingly, this article will show you step by step how to do this on a computer and on an Android phone.
Step On How to hide the Facebook “added friends” updates on Desktop
Follow the instructions given below to figure out how to hide “became friends with” status on Facebook on PC.
First of all, you’ll need to open your Facebook account via facebook.com and login your profile
Next, go to the top right side of the Facebook page and click on your profile name
Now, go to the bottom right of your cover photo and click Activity Log.
Navigate to the left column of the page that appears and click on the More button below the comment option.
Next, check and click on the friends button
Click Added Friends from the list of option that appears
Click on the friend activity options button icon at the top right and uncheck the New Friend Reports option.
Lastly, you’ll need to click on the OK button to save the setting.
That is it on step On How to hide the Facebook “added friends” updates on Desktop.
Step On How to hide the Facebook “added friends” updates on Smartphone
If you’re using your smartphone to access the Facebook app, you won’t be able to hide the “is now friends with, became friends with or _ and _ are now friends notifications.”
However, there is a way Facebook users can maneuver that by using a setting in Google Chrome on Android.
If in essence, this article will also show you how to hide the Facebook added friends update.
Here is how to:
First, you’ll need to turn on screen rotation on your Android smartphone, however, you are not expected to rotate the phone yet.
Next, you’ll need to open your chrome browser and tap on the google chrome menu button.
Now, you’ll need to check the Request desktop site option.
Now, open your facebook account and login if you’ve not already done that.
Next, you’ll need to change the “m” in the web address to “web” on the address bar.
Next, tap on Go (keyboard/keypad). Example: https://m.facebook.com becomes https://web.facebook.com.
To continue, you’ll need to rotate your smartphone. This will also cause your screen to be rotated.
It is important to note here that you might need to zoom in and scroll a little bit, to be able to easily find and tap the buttons and links.
Click on the ▼ (triangle) icon located at the top right and choose Activity Log.
In the left sidebar, you go to Photos and Videos, Likes and Reactions, and Comments section and click on MORE.
Click on Friends.
Click on Added Friends.
Click on the friend activity options button icon at the top right and uncheck New Friend Reports.
Click on the OK button to save the setting.
That is it on How Do I hide “is now friends with” update on Facebook?
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