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How to Remove Annoying Facebook Game Posts from Your Home Page (Updated)
This is quite an annoying problem. You open up facebook and your home page is full of posts saying your friends have leveled up, need energy, finished a quest etc. You have to screen through all those posts just to find some real status updates and shares from your friends.
Many find themselves in a difficult situation here as they get frustrated with all those posts but they can’t just remove those friends from their friend-list. Sometimes we play a few games and wouldn’t mind seeing posts about that game but don’t want any other game posts filling up the home page.
The best solution to this problem as you can imagine is to block only those game posts but everything else from your friends comes to your home page. Luckily that is an option facebook has provided their users and it is pretty simple.
Follow the steps below to block only those game posts filling your home page,
I published this article on February, 2012. Recently facebook has changed the way you can block the game posts from your news feed. So, I am updating this article. Here goes,
Take the mouse arrow over any of those game posts on your wall. When the mouse arrow is over the post you will see a down arrow at the top right corner of the post.
Click on that arrow and you will get a drop down menu with a few options.
Check the menu carefully, at the middle you will see the "Hide" option. Click on that "hide option". It will hide that particular post.
Now, you don't want to hide that particular post only. You want all posts from that particular game gone from your facebook homepage for good. After you have clicked on that "Hide" button, the post will be hidden and three new options will come. Check the image below. The middle option says, "Hide all stories from game name". Here 'game name' is the name of that particular game you want to hide stories from. Click on that middle option and posts from that game will no longer appear in your news feed (home page). Too easy, isn't it!
After you have clicked on the middle option. It will show a message saying, "Posts from Game Name will no longer apear in your news feed".
Now, you will have to go through this process for each game you want removed from your news feed. I am assuming your facebook friends don't play that many games. So, it won't be a hassle. Whenever you see a game post in your news feed, follow the process mentioned above, (which only requires three clicks) and that will be the last time you see a post from that particular game.
Remember, this will only block posts from that particular game all other posts (status update, share etc.) from your friends will be shown on your home page.
You can also use this method to block other annoying application posts. So, this is pretty handy to keep your facebook homepage free of annoying posts and you will find only the posts you want to see. If you have any questions please feel free to post it below in the comments section.
How to turn off annoying Facebook game notifications
This is really simple. Only two clicks and you are done.
Click on the notification icon on the top left corner. It will show all recent notifications that you have. There find the game notification that you want to turn off. Take your mouse arrow over that notification. Then you will see a cross popping up on the top right corner of that notification. Click on that cross.
After you click on the cross, two buttons will appear, one is "Turn off" and the other is "Keep on". Click on the "Turn off" button and you are done. You won't receive any notification from that game. Do this for all game notifications you want to turn off.
Check the images below for a clear picture of what you need to do.
So, after you have turned off all those anoying game notifications, there will be no more heart-breaks. I know how it feels like when we open facebook,see a lot of notifications but then realise none are of value but from those silly games.
Hope that saves your day.