It’s nice to have friends but if you have too many Facebook friends you can becoming inundated with what they post. It’s a classic “signal to noise ratio” problem. If too many people are posting too much content, than you wind up missing the content that you really care about.
One solution is to unfriend people, in which case you don’t hear from them and they don’t hear from you. But a perhaps “nicer” way to go about it is to remain friends but unfollow them so you no longer see their updates on your newsfeed. Another advantage to this is that you can always re-follow them without having to send another friend request because your’e still friends.
Not really new
Actually it’s long been possible to hide content from your friends and what Facebook is mostly doing is changing their terminology but — whatever you want to call it — it accomplishes the same things — less content in your inbox.
How to Unfollow
Unfollowing someone is simple.
1. Go to their page by clicking on their name from your newsfeed or searching for them
Click on the name to go to their page
2. Click on the Following tab on the coverphoto
3 . The tab will change from “Following” to “Follow” but — notice that the friends tab is still checked. You’re no longer following the person but you’re still friends