Is your news feed on Facebook cluttered with status updates from people you’ve friended who are quite possibly addicted to FarmVille? I was overjoyed today to learn there’s an easy way to HIDE these updates when you’re on Facebook without “unfriending” people entirely. Here’s how.

After logging into your Facebook account, click the HIDE button next to one of your friends’ FarmVille updates.

Facebook - Click HIDE

Next, click HIDE FARMVILLE from the popup menu which is shown.

Facebook - Hide Farmville

That’s it! You should now see a message confirming that future FarmVille update messages will be hidden and NOT included in your news feed.

Facebook - FarmVille has been hidden

FarmVille has been hidden from your News Feed. To manage who appears in News Feed, Edit Options.

I couldn’t find a way to do this in the iPhone Facebook application, but had to do this in a “regular” web browser.

H/T to Vern Conaway for telling me how to do this today! This method reminds me of Clay Shirky‘s comment that TMI (too much information) is often the result of “filter failure.” I’m glad to be able to filter out FarmVille updates from my Facebook news feed!

This tip is available via the Facebook Help pages too.

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  • http://un.teachable.net/ SimonSays

    Perfect! This will free up a lot of space in my news feed. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kelly Ahlfeld

    thank you!!!!!

  • http://odomchristieedm310.blogspot.com Christie Odom

    My name is Christie Odom and I am in Dr. Strange’s EDM 310 class. I am so glad you posted this. I love reading through your blog posts, and this one caught me off guard. I really did not believe I did not know how to hide Farmville. It is something so easy. Thank you for having such an informative blog (about all topics).

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