How to Take Someone Off Your Friends List on FaceBook

by Kate Hornsby

Facebook is an excellent website for staying in touch with friends, but sometimes relationships just aren't meant to last. If you are mad at a "friend" on Facebook, you may decide you no longer want to see her or her posts again. You may also want to trim down your Friends list to limit it to those friends whom you actually know in real life. Fortunately, taking someone off your Facebook Friends list is easy.

Step 1

Click inside the gray "Search" box that appears at the top of your Facebook home page when you log in.

Step 2

Type in the name of the person that you wish to remove from your Friends list. Click on the friend's name to open his profile page.

Step 3

Scroll down to the bottom of the friend's profile page. Click on "Unfriend" on the lower left-hand side of the page. Click the blue "Remove from Friends" in the pop-up that opens.

Tip

  • You can also block a person by clicking "Report/Block this Person," highlighting the circle indicating that you wish to block the person and confirming the block. This will prevent the person from accessing your profile, and vice versa.
  • Unfriending someone on Facebook does not have to be permanent. You can always reconfirm the person as a friend and allow her access to your Facebook page again.

About the Author

Kate Hornsby has been a small-business owner for more than 20 years. She is a freelance writer, covering a variety of topics, including pet care and operating a small business. Hornsby attended the Academy of Art online, studying interior architecture and design while pursuing commercial flight training at Aviation Atlanta in Georgia.