Facebook Acquaintances : A way to Pretend to Be Someone’s Friend

Most of the people you’re friends with on Facebook aren’t your friends—you know that. But decorum forces you to keep them in your virtual stable! Here’s how to block them out of your life in a socially healthy way they’ll never even know about.

A Facebook Acquaintance pretty much disappears from your News Feed. You can block them from your own posts with only a click.

You have acquaintances in real life—the guy you’ve met at a party a few times, your coworker’s brother, your girlfriend’s roommate. You don’t actually care about these folks, you have pretty much zero interest in their life, and yet you’re compelled to keep up with them. To fraternize with them. To include them. To not say what you really want to say: Please dissolve into ooze, you’re meaningless to me.

    Acquaintances: This list is for friends you don’t need to stay in close touch with. People on your acquaintances list will rarely show up in your news feed. You can also choose to exclude these people when you post something, by choosing Friends except Acquaintances in the audience selector.


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