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A few months ago, the whole internet was buzzing about Wordle. People were sharing the results on social media, bragging about beating the match of the day, and accidentally spoiling the fun for friends who hadn’t played yet. That’s why a reader reached out to Kim and asked, “Is there a way to turn off Wordle on Facebook, so I don’t see my friend’s Wordle posts?”
Although Wordle is not as popular as it used to be, this question is still relevant. This is especially handy during election season. Speaking of which, tap or click here to stop political spam from flooding your inbox.
Bad news: There’s no way to prevent words from appearing on your News Feed, but there are a few nifty solutions. On the bright side, you box silent words on your personal Facebook page. Here’s how.
Why You Might Want to Disable Words on Facebook
Spending too much time on social media can get you down. From spoilers to political news, there are many topics that can put you in a bad mood. According to the University of Pittsburghsocial media can increase your risk of depression.
That’s why we recommend spending time away from Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and other popular sites. A social media detox can do you a world of good. Tap or click here to take a break from Facebook in six easy steps.
But there are also ways to feel better without completely cutting sites. For example, you can clean up what you see on your page. Filtering out the specific words that bother you helps you have a better social media experience.
If certain words trigger or annoy you, follow these steps to stop seeing them. We’ll break down a strategy you can try to stop seeing certain words on Facebook.
How to Disable Specific Words on Your Facebook Page
While you can’t block certain words on your Facebook feed, you have more control over your page. Use this strategy to identify keywords you don’t want to see. To automatically remove harmful or annoying words from your page, follow these steps:
- Once you log in to Facebook on a computer, select the down arrow or press your profile icon top right.
- From there, tap or click Settings and Privacy.
- Then hit Settings.
This takes you to a new page aptly called Settings.
- On the left, select Profile and marking.
- Then select Hide comments containing certain words from your profile.
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A drop-down menu will appear. Now you can disable up to 1,000 keywords.
- Type the word you don’t want to see. If you want to disable multiple words simultaneously, insert a comma between them.
Remember the Wordle example from earlier? Let’s say you want to stop your friends from posting their Wordle results on your wall. just type wordle and press enter.
You can even block phrases and emojis. Here’s what it looks like when you disable a word on your page:
- Hit to safeguard once you have finished.
Just know that you have the ability to view posts. You may notice a message that a comment has been hidden. Select the To display button to view this comment.
This way you can reveal some comments. But all other comments with the word muted will be blocked until you re-post them.
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