F.B Purity has now been Busting the Fluff on Facebook for 10 years! FBP update v27.5.1 is out now!

F.B Purity has now been Busting the Fluff on Facebook for 10 years!

Clean up and Customize Facebook with the safe, free and top rated FB purity Browser add-on

FB Purity has been busting the fluff on Facebook since 2009! Thats 10 whole years!

Since its initial release in March 2009, F.B. Purity has been battling against Facebook’s insistence on foisting tons of crap on its users that they just dont want to see. There have been many ups and downs and many clashes with Facebook where it could have spelled the end for F.B. Purity, but I have persevered and battled on, to bring FBP Users what they want, which is the abillity to control what Facebook features they see and Customize their Facebook experience to make it a more pleasant and fun experience

To coincide with the 10 year anniversary, I’ve released an update to FBP (v27.4) that fixes the recent issue with the “Hide Sponsored Box / Posts” option, which was hiding more posts than it should have due to a Facebook code change. It also fixes the “Watch Vid (No Ads)” link that sometimes didn”t work.

 

Changes in F.B. Purity v27.5.1

  • Fixed the hide “Sponsored Posts” bug, which was causing some “normal” posts as well as “Sponsored Posts” to be hidden. Sponsored posts are now also filtered out in languages other than English.
  • Fixed “Watch Vid (No Ads)” link which wasn’t working sometimes previously
  • New functionality for Watch Video (No Ads) (rewind/fast forward via arrow keys, pause via spacebar, up and down arrow keys increase/decrease volume), it also now preserves the user selected video volume level, just like with other videos on Facebook.
  • Fixed the Import Settings functionality for Google Chrome
  • Fixed/Changed The “Show Full Date/Time on posts” option stopped working for some posts due to a code change by Facebook. I’ve not managed to fix this completely, but for some of the posts where the Full Date/Time doesn’t show, if you hover the mouse pointer over the approximate time the post was made, the full date/time should then replace the approximate time.

Important Information for Chrome Users of F.B. Purity

Once you have installed FB Purity for Chrome, you should from then on receive automatic updates (Chrome checks for extension updates once every 5 hours). If you don’t want to wait, and know an update is available you can force an update by turning on “Developer Mode” on the Chrome extensions management page, then clicking the “Update” button at the top of the page (make sure you don’t have any facebook tabs open, so Chrome can unload the existing version first).

 To let other Google Chrome users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Google Chrome Webstore

Important information for Firefox users of F.B. Purity

Firefox users who are getting the “Connection Failure” error when trying to install FBP, I have discovered the reason why this is happening. It is a known bug in Firefox that occurs if you are using Antivirus software that monitors your web browsing. The work-around, as mentioned in the FAQ is to right click on the install button, then select save, then install the extension by dragging and dropping it on to the Firefox extension management page. This Firefox bug can also prevent Firefox from automatically updating FBP when new versions are released.

Important Information for Microsft Edge users of F.B. Purity

FB Purity is now available as an official Microsoft Edge extension obtainable directly from the Microsoft Edge store If you install the official Edge FBP extension from the Microsoft Edge store, it should auto-update when new versions are released in future. Be aware however that the Microsoft Store has a slow (manual) approval process for accepting extension updates, so the new version will not show up in the Microsoft Store for a day or two after I release an extension update.

 To let other Microsoft Edge users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Microsoft Edge Store

Important Information for Opera users of F.B. Purity

The FB Purity extension for Opera needs to be installed via the official Opera Add-ons site, which is where the green Install F.B. Purity button will take you to. Once it has been installed from there, whenever updates to the FBP extension are uploaded and approved on the Opera extensions site (this process can take a few days after I upload an update), the version of FBP in your browser should auto-update at some point. It can sometimes be triggered by closing the browser, waiting a bit and re-opening it, there is also an “Update Extensions Now” button on the Opera extensions management page, which if clicked will update all your Opera extensions to the latest versions. In order for the extension to update you may need to first close any open Facebook tabs.

Important Information for users of the Brave Browser

FB Purity can now be easily installed in the latest release of  the Brave browser by going to the FB Purity Chrome Webstore page and clicking the “Add to Chrome” button.

All other  FBP users can update to the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FB Purity Install page on FBPURITY.COM and then following the on screen instructions.

Get FB Purity here: https://fbpurity.com

If you have any problems with or questions about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Many heartfelt thanks to those who have generously donated! :)

Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

Steve FBP

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

FB Purity Overview:

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefoxEdgeSafari, Opera and Brave. It lets you clean up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  it lets you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FB Purity has been reviewed and highly recommended in many places including the Washington Post, CNET, PCWorld, MacWorld, GetConnected etc and has over 450,000 users worldwide.

 

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FB Purity v27.1.2 is out now with lots of fixes! Happy Holidays!

FB Purity lets you clean up and customize facebook. Hiding all Facebook ads and letting you see only the things you want to see.

FB Purity lets you clean up and customize Facebook. It hides all Facebook ads and lets you see only the things you want to see.

FB Purity v27.0 Release Notes

Whats changed in this version:

  • Fixed Deleted Friends Alerts functionality wasn’t working at all previously, this should now be working again
  • Fixed hiding Instant Game posts if the “Hide game / app posts” option is turned on
  • Updated If the “Hide nagging questions” option is turned on, it now hides the nags at the top of group pages (Wondering Who’s Here” / “See what members are recommending“,”Start a group chat“, etc)
  • Fixed the “Remove comment bubble design” and “Bring back square profile pics” options
  • Fixed “Hide Text Animations” option
  • Fixed hide “Is Typing a Comment” option
  • Fixed hiding “Year in review” videos if hide “Shared a memory” or hide “Your memories” options are ticked
  • FixedNormalize Colored / Big Font Statuses” option
  • FixedTransparent newsfeed” option
  • FixedHide colored boxes in status update box” option on user timeline page
  • Fixed hiding the “Your story” option on your user timeline/profile page, if hide “Stories” option has been selected
  • Fixed The Show Deactivated Friends link was sometimes not appearing on your Friends page, this should work more consistently now

**UPDATE** v27.1.0 is out with extra fixes detailed below

  • Fixed video ad scanner to catch videos with ads that it was missing previously (fbp adds a “Watch vid (ad free)” link to video posts in which it detects  to have interstital ads embedded.
  • Updated the Text Filter function to also filter the “OCR” (optical character recognition) text Facebook sometimes finds in images.
    Image showing the Text Facebook has  detected to be contained in the image

    An example of an image in which Facebook’s AIgorithm has decoded the text contained in the image. (FBP has an option to display the info Facebook has decoded from an image, titled “Show Image Classifications on Hover” and it is located under the “Photo Options” heading on the FBP settings screen.

  • Fixed Text Filter bug where sometimes the text in a shared post would not be scanned by the text filter
  • Fixed large and small emoticon icons being shown when normalize status option was turned on
  • Removed hide 2018 election left column option
  • Added new Custom Reaction image set (cats)

*UPDATE* Fixed in 27.1.1

  • Fixed bug in hide “Game / App posts” filter, which stopped all other newsfeed filtering from working if a game post formatted in a specific way appeared in the feed

*UPDATE* Fixed in 27.1.2

  • Fixed a couple of minor cosmetic issues, also included hiding the “Send / request money” left column link in the hide “Payments section” left column link options functionality.

Known Issues:

If you have the hide “Stories” right column link option turned on, for some people it is hiding the “Newsfeed” option instead of the “Your Story” option in the Status Update box, that lets you choose either making a post to the Newsfeed or posting as a “Story”. If this is affecting you, turn off the hide “Stories” option (located under the “Hide Right Column Links” heading on the FBP options screen. The reason this issue is occuring is because facebook is displaying the options in reverse order for some people and not others. There is a manual CSS fix for this here.

If you have set a background colour, due to recent code changes at Facebook, the small chat windows will look wrong, this code change in the chat windows, also affects the “Revert Bubble Chat” option, which doesnt work correctly any more. I will be looking to fix these issues in future releases.

The Zap Comments function for hiding comments with just tags has stopped working in the newsfeed, it sill works on Pages and Groups for now.

Important information regarding the “Most Recent” Feed and F.B. Purity

A lot of people have been complaining about Facebook’s Most Recent feed and FBP’s option to keep you on the “Most Recent” feed permanently, saying that the Most Recent feed is not in chronological order. This is because Facebook have attempted to redefine what “Most Recent” actually means, and to Facebook unfortunately it no longer means Chronological order. All that the FBP option “News Sort: Most Recent” does is automatically switch you back to “Most Recent” if it detects Facebook has switched your Newsfeed to “Top Stories”. FBP does have functionality for sorting the feed Chronologically, but it is not automatic, and only runs if you press the “R” key on your keyboard (R for Re-Sort), this function when initiated will sort the currently loaded posts in the Newsfeed into chronological order, if any posts load after the feed has been sorted, for instance if you scroll the page down further, then those new posts will not be in the correct order, and you will need to press the “R” key again. Other possible options for viewing posts chronologically are to try viewing the “Friends Feed”, “Friends List” feeds, and also viewing individual “Timeline” pages, as they should be sorted chronologically.

Important Information for Chrome Users of F.B. Purity

Once you have installed FB Purity for Chrome, you should from then on receive automatic updates (Chrome checks for extension updates once every 5 hours). If you don’t want to wait, and know an update is available you can force an update by turning on “Developer Mode” on the Chrome extensions management page, then clicking the “Update” button at the top of the page (make sure you don’t have any facebook tabs open, so Chrome can unload the existing version first).

 To let other Google Chrome users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Google Chrome Webstore

Important information for Firefox users of F.B. Purity

Firefox users who are getting the “Connection Failure” error when trying to install FBP, I have discovered the reason why this is happening. It is a known bug in Firefox that occurs if you are using Antivirus software that monitors your web browsing. The work-around, as mentioned in the FAQ is to right click on the install button, then select save, then install the extension by dragging and dropping it on to the Firefox extension management page. This Firefox bug also prevents Firefox from automatically updating FBP when new versions are released.

Important Information for Microsft Edge users of F.B. Purity

FB Purity is now available as an official Microsoft Edge extension obtainable directly from the Microsoft Edge store If you install the official Edge FBP extension from the Microsoft Edge store, it should auto-update when new versions are released in future. Be aware however that the Microsoft Store has a slow (manual) approval process for accepting extension updates, so the new version will not show up in the Microsoft Store for a day or two after I release an extension update.

 To let other Microsoft Edge users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Microsoft Edge Store

Important Information for Opera users of F.B. Purity

The FB Purity extension for Opera is now initially installed from this site via the “Inline” install method which actually sideloads the extension from the official Opera extensions website. Once it has been installed in that manner or via the Opera extensions site itself, whenever updates to the FBP extension are uploaded and approved on the Opera extensions site (this process can take a few days after I upload an update), the version of FBP in your browser should auto-update at some point. It can sometimes be triggered by closing the browser, waiting a bit and re-opening it, there is also an “Update Extensions Now” button on the Opera extensions management page.

Important Information for users of the Brave Browser

FB Purity can now be easily installed in the latest release of  the Brave browser by going to the FB Purity Chrome Webstore page and clicking the “Add to Chrome” button.

 

All other  FBP users can update to the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FB Purity Install page on FBPURITY.COM and then following the on screen instructions.

Get FB Purity here: https://fbpurity.com

If you have any problems with or questions about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Many heartfelt thanks to those who have generously donated! :)

Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Steve FBP

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

FB Purity Overview:

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefoxEdgeSafari and Opera . It lets you clean up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  it lets you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FB Purity has been reviewed and highly recommended in many places including the Washington Post, CNET, PCWorld, MacWorld, GetConnected etc and has over 447,000 users worldwide.

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FB Purity v26.1.2 is out now. Lets you view videos in the newsfeed without video ads

FB Purity v26 now lets you bypass Facebook video ads

FB Purity v26 now lets you bypass Facebook video ads

Whats new in F.B. Purity Version 26.1.2

FB Purity, the safe, free and top rated browser extension lets you clean up and customize Faceobok.

F.B. Purity, the safe, free and top rated browser extension lets you clean up and customize Faceobok.

  • New FBP now automatically adds a “Watch vid (no ads)” link above videos in the Newsfeed that FBP has identified as containing “interstitial” ads. Clicking the red link lets you opens the video in a new tab and plays without any interruptions by interstitial video ads. Below is a screenshot showing an example video with the “Watch vid (no ads)” link inserted.

    Screenshot showing FBP's new "Watch vid (no ads)" link

    Screenshot showing FBP’s new “Watch vid (no ads)” link that shows above videos that contain interstitial ads

  • Fixed hiding “Sponsored posts” and also fixed hiding “Paid Partnership” ads
  • Updated the “Normalize Colored / Big Font Statuses” option
  • AddedPosted a Job” newsfeed story type to the “Hide sponsored box/posts” option
  • Fixed Made showing the “Set as Background” button (that appears on image pages) optional (under the “Font, Colour & Design” heading) so it can be turned on or off. It is now turned off by default as people were sometimes clicking it by accident when they wanted to click the “Share” button.
  • AddedTop Picks in Marketplace” box to the hide “Marketplace” left column link option (located under the “Left Column Links” heading on the FBP options screen.
  • New hide left column link option “2018 Election
  • Added hiding old “Friend Requests” and “Friend Suggestions” that started showing in the Newsfeed as newsfeed posts, to the hide “People You May Know” option.
  • Fixed hide “Graphical Smileys / Emoticons” option
  • Fixed hidden “wrote on wall” triangle when the hide “Graphical Smileys / Emoticons” option was turned on
  • New Automatically strips out “?fbclid” tracking parameter that facebook wrong headedly adds to external links
  • Fixed FBP filtering on “facebook.com/seen/” page.
  • Fixed Profile images on peoples Timelines were displaying circular again despite the “Bring back square profile pics” option being turned on. This should be fixed now.
  • New Some people are getting a horrendous emoji/emoticons popup above comment boxes. If you tick the hide “Graphical Smileys / Emoticons” option, as well as hiding all smileys it should also hide that bar. If you dont want to hide all smileys, but just want that bar gone, there is CSS code to hide it on the FBP CSS page
  • RenamedOn This Day” hide left column link option to “Memories” as Facebook have renamed it.

Known Issue:

If you have the hide “Stories” right column link option turned on, for some people it is hiding the “Newsfeed” option instead of the “Your Story” option in the Status Update box, that lets you choose either making a post to the Newsfeed or posting as a “Story”. If this is affecting you, turn off the hide “Stories” option (located under the “Hide Right Column Links” heading on the FBP options screen. The reason this issue is occuring is because facebook is displaying the options in reverse order for some people and not others. There is a manual CSS fix for this here.

Important information regarding the “Most Recent” Feed and F.B. Purity

A lot of people have been complaining about Facebook’s Most Recent feed and FBP’s option to keep you on the “Most Recent” feed permanently, saying that the Most Recent feed is not in chronological order. This is because Facebook have attempted to redefine what “Most Recent” actually means, and to Facebook unfortunately it no longer means Chronological order. All that the FBP option “News Sort: Most Recent” does is automatically switch you back to “Most Recent” if it detects Facebook has switched your Newsfeed to “Top Stories”. FBP does have functionality for sorting the feed Chronologically, but it is not automatic, and only runs if you press the “R” key on your keyboard (R for Re-Sort), this function when initiated will sort the currently loaded posts in the Newsfeed into chronological order, if any posts load after the feed has been sorted, for instance if you scroll the page down further, then those new posts will not be in the correct order, and you will need to press the “R” key again. Other possible options for viewing posts chronologically are to try viewing the “Friends Feed”, “Friends List” feeds, and also viewing individual “Timeline” pages, as they should be sorted chronologically.

Important Information for Chrome Users of F.B. Purity

Once you have installed FB Purity for Chrome, you should from then on receive automatic updates (Chrome checks for extension updates once every 5 hours). If you don’t want to wait, and know an update is available you can force an update by turning on “Developer Mode” on the Chrome extensions management page, then clicking the “Update” button at the top of the page (make sure you don’t have any facebook tabs open, so Chrome can unload the existing version first).

 To let other Google Chrome users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Google Chrome Webstore

Important information for Firefox users of F.B. Purity

Firefox users who are getting the “Connection Failure” error when trying to install FBP, I have discovered the reason why this is happening. It is a known bug in Firefox that occurs if you are using Antivirus software that monitors your web browsing. The work-around, as mentioned in the FAQ is to right click on the install button, then select save, then install the extension by dragging and dropping it on to the Firefox extension management page. This Firefox bug also prevents Firefox from automatically updating FBP when new versions are released.

Important Information for Microsft Edge users of F.B. Purity

FB Purity is now available as an official Microsoft Edge extension obtainable directly from the Microsoft Edge store If you install the official Edge FBP extension from the Microsoft Edge store, it should auto-update when new versions are released in future. Be aware however that the Microsoft Store has a slow (manual) approval process for accepting extension updates, so the new version will not show up in the Microsoft Store for a day or two after I release an extension update.

 To let other Microsoft Edge users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Microsoft Edge Store

Important Information for Opera users of F.B. Purity

The FB Purity extension for Opera is now initially installed from this site via the “Inline” install method which actually sideloads the extension from the official Opera extensions website. Once it has been installed in that manner or via the Opera extensions site itself, whenever updates to the FBP extension are uploaded and approved on the Opera extensions site (this process can take a few days after I upload an update), the version of FBP in your browser should auto-update at some point. It can sometimes be triggered by closing the browser, waiting a bit and re-opening it, there is also an “Update Extensions Now” button on the Opera extensions management page.

Important Information for users of the Brave Browser

FB Purity can now be easily installed in the latest release of  the Brave browser by going to the FB Purity Chrome Webstore page and clicking the “Add to Chrome” button.

 

All other  FBP users can update to the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FB Purity Install page on FBPURITY.COM and then following the on screen instructions.

Get FB Purity here: https://fbpurity.com

If you have any problems with or questions about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Many heartfelt thanks to those who have generously donated! :)

Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

Thanks,

Steve

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

FB Purity Overview:

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefoxEdgeSafari and Opera . It lets you clean up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  it lets you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FB Purity has been reviewed and highly recommended in many places including the Washington Post, CNET, PCWorld, MacWorld, GetConnected etc and has over 444,000 users worldwide.

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FB Purity v24.5.0 lets you hide the “Your Story” section and has various bug fixes

Whats new in F.B. Purity Version 24.5.0

FB Purity, the safe, free and top rated browser extension lets you clean up and customize Faceobok.

FB Purity, the safe, free and top rated browser extension lets you clean up and customize Faceobok.

  • Fixed the post privacy setting menu not going away after change privacy setting when the hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option was turned on.
  • Added hiding the “Your Story” section below the Status update box to the “Right ColumnhideStories” box option. Please note, if you turn on the option to hide the “Stories” box, there is a short delay after the “Your Story” section shows up and it being hidden.
  • Added button to clear “Your Categories” under the “Your Information” heading on Facebook’s Ad Preferences page.
  • Fixed transparent Post button and privacy selector menu, if the “Transparent Newsfeed” option was turned on.
  • Fixed rounded images in messenger if “Revert Bubble Chat” option was turned on
  • Removed option to filter the “Trending” box, instead it will filter the Trending box by default if there’s text in FBP’s “Text Filter” box. Though its worth noting Facebook has said it plans to get rid of the Trending feature in a few days, and they are going to replace it with something else.

Important Information for Chrome Users of F.B. Purity

If you have  installed the FBP Chrome extension via the “Inline Install” method (by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FBP Install page) or directly via the Chrome Webstore, you should now receive automatic updates (Chrome checks for extension updates once every 5 hours). If you don’t want to wait, and know an update is available you can force an update by turning on “Developer Mode” on the Chrome extensions management page, then clicking the “Update Extensions Now” button (make sure you don’t have any facebook tabs open, so Chrome can unload the existing version first).

 To let other Google Chrome users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Google Chrome Webstore

Important information for Firefox users of F.B. Purity

Firefox users who are getting the “Connection Failure” error when trying to install FBP, I have discovered the reason why this is happening. It is a known bug in Firefox that occurs if you are using Antivirus software that monitors your web browsing. The work-around, as mentioned in the FAQ is to right click on the install button, then select save, then install the extension by dragging and dropping it on to the Firefox extension management page. This Firefox bug also prevents Firefox from automatically updating FBP when new versions are released.

Important Information for Microsft Edge users of F.B. Purity

FB Purity is now available as an official Microsoft Edge extension obtainable directly from the Microsoft Edge store If you install the official Edge FBP extension from the Microsoft Edge store, it should auto-update when new versions are released in future. Be aware however that the Microsoft Store has a slow (manual) approval process for accepting extension updates, so the new version will not show up in the Microsoft Store for a day or two after I release an extension update.

 To let other Microsoft Edge users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Microsoft Edge Store

Important Information for Opera users of F.B. Purity

The FB Purity extension for Opera is now initially installed from this site via the “Inline” install method which actually sideloads the extension from the official Opera extensions website. Once it has been installed in that manner or via the Opera extensions site itself, whenever updates to the FBP extension are uploaded and approved on the Opera extensions site, the version of FBP in your browser should auto-update at some point. It can sometimes be triggered by closing the browser, waiting a bit and re-opening it, there is also an “Update Extensions Now” button on the Opera extensions management page.

All other  FBP users can update to the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FB Purity Install page on FBPURITY.COM and then following the on screen instructions.

Get FB Purity here: https://fbpurity.com

If you have any problems with or questions about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Many heartfelt thanks to those who have generously donated! :)

Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

Thanks,

Steve

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

FB Purity Overview:

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefoxEdgeSafari and Opera . It lets you clean up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  it lets you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FB Purity has been reviewed and highly recommended in many places including the Washington Post, CNET, PCWorld, MacWorld, GetConnected etc and has over 437,000 users worldwide.

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F.B. Purity v24.2.3 – Various Fixes + New Fix Trending Links Option

F.B. Purity v24.2.3 – Various Fixes + New Fix Trending Links Option

Get rid of the junk you don't want to see on Facebook with FB Purity!

Get rid of the junk you don’t want to see on Facebook with F.B. Purity!

Whats new in F.B. Purity Version 24.2.3

  • Fixed hidingSuggested Posts 
  • Added hiding “Rentals in marketplace” to the hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option and also the Hide Marketplace Right Column link option
  • AddedShared a product” to the hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option
  • Fixed the hide Offline Friends In Chat” option
  • Fixed the FBP news notifications
  • Fixed: the Hide right column “Game Requests” option was also hiding Event reminders in the right column
  • Fixed the “Hide Chat Box” option
  • Fixed the “Hide Group Conversations” in chat list option
  • Changed default value for the “Hide Offline Friends” option to “Off”
  • New trending option “Fix Trending Links” (attempts to make links in the box that pops up when you hover over links in the Trending box go directly to the actual news websites, instead of to the Facebook Trending topics page)

    Screenshot showing the Facebook Trending popup box

    Screenshot shows the Trending popup box with links that take you to the Facebook Trending Topics page, but with the new FBP option “Fix Trending Links”, FBP will attempt to make the links go to the actual specified story on the actual News websites themselves.

  • Fixed the “Trending” options button (gear/cogwheel) which wasn’t working on trending topic pages
  • AddedStarted a Watch Party” and “Hosted a Watch Party” to the hide “Shared a Video” newsfeed filter  option

Important Info about the “Posts From Across Facebook” thing that is showing up in some people’s Newsfeeds. Facebook is testing a new “Feature” on some users called “Posts from Across Facebook” basically, this shows up after Facebook decides you have seen enough posts from your friends, groups you have joined and Pages you have liked, and instead starts showing you posts from Pages you have not actually liked! There is nothing FBP can do about this, other than hide those posts, which you can do by ticking the Hide “Fan Page Posts” option, which is located under the “Various Post Types” heading on the FBP options screen, the only problem with that is, that it will also hide posts from Pages you have actually liked.

If you do choose that option, the Space / Rocket ship image will still show, but you can hide that too by putting the text “Posts From Across Facebook” into the “Text Filter” box on the FBP options screen. This solution will not create new posts in your Newsfeed, FBP simply cannot do that, so your newsfeed will be cut short, as it can only filter out posts that Facebook presents in the Newsfeed. So the only real solution to see more posts if you are stuck with this monstrosity is to try viewing other feeds such as Friends List Feed, the Friends Feed, Pages Feed, or view individual friends Timelines (You can see which of your friends have new posts by going to the following page : https://www.facebook.com/me/friends_with_unseen_posts )

Important Information for Chrome Users of F.B. Purity

If you have  installed the FBP Chrome extension via the “Inline Install” method (by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FBP Install page) or directly via the Chrome Webstore, you should now receive automatic updates (Chrome checks for extension updates once every 5 hours). If you don’t want to wait, and know an update is available you can force an update by turning on “Developer Mode” on the Chrome extensions management page, then clicking the “Update Extensions Now” button (make sure you don’t have any facebook tabs open, so Chrome can unload the existing version first).

 To let other Google Chrome users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Google Chrome Webstore

Important Information for Microsft Edge users of F.B. Purity

FB Purity is now available as an official Microsoft Edge extension obtainable directly from the Microsoft Edge store So the old method of installing the FBP GM Script via the Tampermonkey extension is no longer required. If you install the official Edge FBP extension from the Microsoft Edge store, it should auto-update when new versions are released in future. Be aware however that the Microsoft Store has a slow (manual) approval process for accepting extension updates, so the new version will not show up in the Microsoft Store for a day or two after I release an extension update.

 To let other Microsoft Edge users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Microsoft Edge Store

Important Information for Opera users of F.B. Purity

The FB Purity extension for Opera is now initially installed from this site via the “Inline” install method which actually sideloads the extension from the official Opera extensions website. Once it has been installed in that manner or via the Opera extensions site itself, whenever updates to the FBP extension are uploaded and approved on the Opera extensions site, the version of FBP in your browser should auto-update at some point. It can sometimes be triggered by closing the browser, waiting a bit and re-opening it, there is also an “Update Extensions Now” button on the Opera extensions management page.

All other  FBP users can update to the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FB Purity Install page on FBPURITY.COM and then following the on screen instructions.

Get FB Purity here: http://fbpurity.com

If you have any problems with or questions about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Many heartfelt thanks to those who have generously donated! :)

Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

Thanks,

Steve

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

FB Purity Overview:

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefoxEdgeSafari and Opera . It lets you clean up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  it lets you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FB Purity has been reviewed and highly recommended in many places including the Washington Post, CNET, PCWorld, MacWorld, GetConnected etc and has over 435,000 users worldwide.

P.S. Tips for Mobile users who want to access Facebook on the move

Although there is no FBP mobile app available, for security and privacy reasons, I advise you not to use any of Facebook’s apps as they require access to everything on your phone. Its safer and better for your privacy to access Facebook via the mobile website. If you use the standard Facebook mobile website m.facebook.com you will notice you can’t access your messages on that version of the site, there is however a more basic version of the website that does let you send and receive messages, the other bonus is that there are apparently no ads on the site and it loads much quicker, to access the basic FB mobile website go here: mbasic.facebook.com

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F.B. Purity v24.1.0 Fixes the bug that was hiding all newsfeed posts

A Facebook code change today, caused a bug in F.B. Purity that was causing all newsfeed posts to be hidden if the Hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option was turned on.

This release v24.1.0 fixes that bug.

Whats new in F.B. Purity Version 24.1.0

  • Fixed: All newsfeed posts were being hidden if the Hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option was turned on. This is fixed in this release. (Please note: if you are using the Edge or Opera browsers, you will need to wait for the FBP update to be manually approved by those companies, before you will be able to get the update, it usually takes a day or 2 for the updates to be processed.)
  • Fixed: The “Clear Interests with FBP” button on the Facebook “Ad Prefs” page should now clear out a lot more of the interests with each press, as it now automatically expands the “See More” links for each category before clearing the interests in that category.
  • New: The Hide “Marketplace” option under the “Left Column Links” heading on the FBP options screen, now also hides the “Recently Viewed in Marketplace” box that shows on the right hand side of the page.
  • How to: How to hide the “More Information about this Article” button. Some people have been asking how to hide the new (i) button that appears on posts from Pages in the Newsfeed, titled “More information about this article”, I have posted some CSS code on the F.B. Purity CSS page that lets you hide that button.
  • Known Issue: It seems the bug in the “Sort Notifications Chronologically” option, that was causing the notifications in the Globe menu dropdown to disappear, leaving just the “See All” link behind, has resurfaced. The workaround for this issue is to turn off the “Sort Notifications Chronologically” option, which is located under the “Notifications” heading on the FBP options screen. I’m still working on a fix for this.

Important Information for Chrome Users of F.B. Purity

If you have  installed the FBP Chrome extension via the “Inline Install” method (by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FBP Install page) or directly via the Chrome Webstore, you should now receive automatic updates (Chrome checks for extension updates once every 5 hours). If you don’t want to wait, and know an update is available you can force an update by turning on “Developer Mode” on the Chrome extensions management page, then clicking the “Update Extensions Now” button (make sure you don’t have any facebook tabs open, so Chrome can unload the existing version first).

 To let other Google Chrome users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Google Chrome Webstore

Important Information for Microsft Edge users of F.B. Purity

FB Purity is now available as an official Microsoft Edge extension available directly from the Microsoft Edge store So the old method of installing the FBP GM Script via the Tampermonkey extension is no longer required. If you install the official Edge FBP extension from the Microsoft Edge store, it should auto-update when new versions are released in future. Be aware however that the Microsoft Store has a slow (manual) approval process for accepting extension updates, so the new version will not show up in the Microsoft Store for a day or two after I release an extension update.

 To let other Microsoft Edge users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Microsoft Edge Store

Important Information for Opera users of F.B. Purity

The FB Purity extension for Opera is now initially installed from this site via the “Inline” install method which actually sideloads the extension from the official Opera extensions website. Once it has been installed in that manner or via the Opera extensions site itself, whenever updates to the FBP extension are uploaded and approved on the Opera extensions site, the version of FBP in your browser should auto-update at some point. It can sometimes be triggered by closing the browser, waiting a bit and re-opening it, there is also an “Update Extensions Now” button on the Opera extensions management page.

All other  FBP users can update to the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FB Purity Install page on FBPURITY.COM and then following the on screen instructions.

Get FB Purity here: http://fbpurity.com

If you have any problems with or questions about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Many heartfelt thanks to those who have generously donated! :)

Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

Thanks,

Steve

If you can’t update yet (Edge and Opera users) check the image below for the temporary fix  for the hidden posts in the Newsfeed bug:

To fix the hidden newsfeed issue if you are waiting for the FBP Update (Opera and Edge users) Turn off the hide Sponsored Box / Posts option.

To fix the hidden newsfeed issue if you are waiting for the FBP Update that fixes it (Opera and Edge users) Turn off the hide Sponsored Box / Posts option.

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