Ever left a comment on a Facebook post, only to be annoyed with countless alerts for new comments? You can unfollow the post to prevent pointless alerts — here’s how.
by Jason Cipriani
Your cousin just announced the birth of his child, and you’re the very first to leave a congratulatory comment. The excitement for your beloved family member is quickly replaced with a steady flow of beeps and dings, alerting you to each and every comment left on the same post.
Luckily, there’s a way for you to leave your comment and then politely excuse yourself from the conversation, without anyone even knowing.
If you make a habit of viewing and commenting on posts strictly from your Facebook News Feed, or only on your mobile device, odds are you’ve never noticed an Unfollow Post link. But, it’s there, and here’s where you find it.
- The same method can be used to follow a post on Facebook, even if you haven’t left a comment. By viewing the post, you can then click on the Follow Post link, allowing you to keep tabs on future comments, without having to leave a comment.
One of the biggest reasons I don’t leave too many comments on Facebook is due to the alerts afterwards. By unfollowing a post, I can now comment alert-free, and engage a bit more with my “friends.”