Remove Trending Topics on Facebook with FB Purity a How to Guide

How to remove the Trending Topics box on Facebook

For people who are not interested in what random celebrities are up to, and want to get rid of it. Theres a huge number of Facebook users who are protesting about this annoying extra clutter and just want it gone.

FB Purity to the Rescue!

The safe, top rated and best of all free! FB Purity browser extension has a built in option for hiding / removing Facebook’s Trending Topics box. Below is the simple instructions guide for removing it.

Hide Trending Box on Facebook with F.B. Purity

FB Purity lets you easily clean up and Customize Facebook. These are the simple instructions for how to remove the Trending Topics box on Facebook.

FB Purity also has many other useful options for dialling down Facebook’s obnoxiousness. For example Disable Autoplay Videos, Full Screen Chat (Open all Chat messages in the Full Screen Messaging Window, Display Animated Gifs on Facebook, Block all Game Posts, Newsfeed Filtering on Story Type and Keyword / Phrase filtering, plus many more! Check the FBP Features List or the FBP User Guide. If you have any problems or find any bugs in FB Purity, please check out the FB Purity Troubleshooting Guide. Cheers, Steve

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Happy New Year! FB Purity Update v9.4.0 – Features: Full Date+Time on Posts Option, New Timeline Options, Plus More

FB Purity wishes you a very happy new year!

Happy New Year From FB Purity!

FB Purity the Facebook Filter that lets you Customize Facebook the way you want it

Get FB Purity and make using Facebook more fun and less of a chore

F.B. Purity Beta v9.4.0 – 31st December 2013

Happy New Year Everyone!

I’ve been hard at work on a new version of FB Purity v9.4.0, which has some bug fixes and new features, see below for the full details:

Changes Summary:

  • New: Option to show full date/time stamps below posts
  • New: Added hide “List Suggestions” option to “Hide Right Column Links” options
  • New: Hide “People You May Know” box option
  • New: Timeline Section on options screen, featuring “hide likes boxes”,”hide games + apps”,”hide invite friends”, “hide the nagging questions”
  • New: Added a “F.B. Purity News” link to the left hand column, for easier access to the FBP Fan page. (I didnt have time to add a hide option for this, but you can hide it with Custom CSS if you really dont like it, though i would urge you not to hide it, as I will be making it an active link to show when the FBP Fan page has new posts. As at present news from the FBP fan page only gets seen by less that 10% of the total number of fans of the page due to Facebooks restrictions)
  • Fixed: Display glitch with the disable autoplay video functionality when opening video in “theater” mode
  • Fixed: Restore Comment Button functionality (also fixed attach image when restore comment button option is enabled)
  • Fixed: The FBP info bar not showing on some friends/interests list pages
  • Changed: Moved the chat options to a separate section of the options screen.

* Current Known Issues *

  • When using the “R” key to re-sort the newsfeed, it sometimes shows duplicate stories in the feed. However, if you press the “R” key again, it will remove the duplicates.

Get the updated version of FB Purity from the FB Purity website

If you appreciate the work I put into FB Purity, please support FB Purity by donating

Please also tell all your friends about FB Purity too, I’m sure they would enjoy a clean and customized Facebook experience too! :)

Wishing you all the Best for the New Year,



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FB Purity v9.3.2 – Disable AutoPlay Videos on Facebook – Improved Deleted Friend Alerts – Enable Animated Gifs

Disable Autoplay Videos on Facebook with FB Purity

Disable Autoplay Videos on Facebook with FB Purity

F.B. Purity v9.3.2 – Featuring: Disable AutoPlay Videos on Facebook

So 2013 is coming to a close, since 2009 through to the present day, FB Purity has consistently brought out new features to disable / disarm Facebook’s most annoying user interface “features” that the Facebook users actually hate, and let you customize Facebook to your own liking and not that of Facebook, who want to dictate to you what you can and cant see when you visit the site.

Keeping up with Facebooks changes, is a hell of a lot of work. After all they have hundreds of programmers working on making the site a nightmare for you all, and theres only one of me trying to fix the sites problems.

Facebook are continuing to try and disrupt the ability to share the link to the site, and are even ridiculously claiming that the site is “malicious”, which is obviously a bare faced lie, as all the antivirus and safety scanners will clearly inform you. See the Gallery of Safety Scanner Test Results if you want more proof. If you want to protest Facebook’s lies  voice your disapproval of Facebooks deceitful actions here

I’ve been hard at work on getting the latest release up and running and it includes the ability to disable Facebook’s autoplaying videos in the newsfeed. Full Release notes below:

Changes Summary for FB Purity v9.3.2:

  • New: Disable Autoplay Videos Option. This option is under the “Video StoriesNewsfeed Filters section of the FBP options screen.
  • New: Improved the Deleted Friend Alerts. The alerts now feature the profile pic and profile link of the deleted friends.
FB Purity shows Deleted Friends Alerts  when your friends unfriend you facebook.

FB Purity informs you when any of your friends delete / unfriend you from their friends list

  • New: Filter the stories in the news ticker. This option applies your existing newsfeed filters to the news ticker too (the scrolling list of stories in the right hand column).
  • New: Option to allow the display of animated Gifs in the newsfeed. If a link to an animated gif is posted to the newsfeed, FBP will convert it to an animated gif if you have the display animated gifs option turned on.
  • Updated: Rearranged the options screen a bit to fit the new options in.
  • Fixed: Hide “Wrote on Wall” option
  • Fixed: hidden “triangle” icon that signifies “wrote on wall”, when the hide smileys option is enabled
  • Fixed: lots of issues with the Safari extension. (Friends whitelist, Deleted Friend Alerts and Auto Update Notifications should all work in Safari now).  BTW I still don’t have access to Safari 7, so still cant fix any Safari 7 issues unfortunately.

* Current Known Issues *

  • If you have the “Restore Comment Button” option turned on, sometimes when you click the edit link on a comment, the comment ocasionally disappears. Dont worry the comment is not deleted, you just need to press the “Esc” key a couple of times to exit editing mode, then click the edit button again, and it should work ok the second time, not sure what is causing this yet.
  • When using the “R” key to re-sort the newsfeed into Chronological order, it will occasionally show duplicate stories in the feed, though if you press “R” again, it will remove the duplicates.
  • The “Filter stories in news ticker” option currently only works when you are on the newsfeed page.

Download and install the updated version of FB Purity via the FB Purity website

To make sure you get the latest news about FB Purity, please Subscribe to FB Purity News via Email

You can also follow FB Purity news via FacebookTwitter, Google Plus, Tumblr, Pinterest

If you appreciate all the work I do on FB Purity, please Donate

A big thanks to all those who have donated!

Happy Holidays, and Best Wishes for the New Year! :)


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Join the Protest Against Facebook – Unblock FB Purity!

Help protest against Facebook and Get FB Purity Unblocked

Join the Protest against Facebook’s Lies. Free FB Purity for the people!

Join the protest against Facebook. Lets get FB Purity unblocked on Facebook

You may have heard that Facebook is introducing AutoPlay videos in the newsfeed, and  soon after that will come the AutoPlay video ads.

I’ve been working on getting a fix for F.B. Purity that will allow you to disable the autoplay videos/ads in your newsfeed. To check out how far I have got visit the FB Purity Beta Testing page, and try the latest version of FBP.

Its hard to get the word out about it when Facebook is blocking all links to the FB Purity website, and spreading lies that FB Purity is unsafe even though there is comprehensive proof that the FB Purity site and software are completely safe.

Lets all join together and get Facebook to listen to us for a change: Join the protest against Facebook Lets get FB Purity unblocked!

Let Facebook know that We dont want autoplay videos, We dont want spam We dont want junk, We want FB Purity!

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FB Purity v9.2.1 – Fixes Hide Facebook Bubble Chat Option – New Hide Liked “This” Option + More

FB Purity v9.2.1 Adds a Remove Facebook Bubble Chat Option

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed: Hide “Bubble Chat” option
  • FB Purity lets you remove Balloon / Bubble Chat on Facebook on your computer

    Get Rid of Bubble Chat on Facebook with FB Purity

  • Fixed: Hide “Shared Link” filter
  • Fixed: Hide “Wrote on Wall” filter
  • Fixed: Hide “All Photos” filter
  • Added: Hide “Liked This” filter to the “Various Story Types” section of the Newsfeed Filters
  • Added an “FBP” button to the top nav bar, clicking it toggles the FBP options screen on or off, so you can now access it from any page on Facebook. (N.B. If you dont like this button you can change its colour or even hide it with Custom CSS)
  • The “TL” (Single Column Timeline) Button will now only show up in the top nav bar on “Fan/Like Pages”
  • Added a check on the font and background colour options, that alerts the user if they try and set the font colour and background colour to the same value.
  • Added “Facebook for Android” and “Facebook for IPhone” to the list of hideable links in the “hide links in left column” section

If you have any problems with FB Purity, please visit the FBP FAQ page, and work through the Troubleshooting Section, as it will almost certainly solve your problem, and if it doesn’t it explains what to do next.

Install the latest version of FB Purity via the FB Purity website

If you appreciate the work I put into this, please help support me by making a donation

Facebook are limiting the number of people who get to see updates from the FBP fan page on Facebook, so to make sure you get the latest news of FB Purity updates, please subscribe to the FBP News Maling List (the subscribe box) is in the left column of this post.

You can also follow FB Purity news via Twitter and Google Plus

Please also tell your friends about the benefits of FB Purity, lets help our mates enjoy a cleaned up customized Facebook too.




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Remove Facebook Bubble Chat with F.B. Purity v9.1.0

The latest release of F.B. Purity (v9.1.0) Lets you revert Bubble Chat back to the old Style Chat

If you don’t like Facebook’s new “Bubble Chat” chat interface, I’ve added an option to allow you to revert back to the old style chat system. You can access it via the FB Purity options screen (see screenshots below).

Change Facebook Bubble Chat Back to old style FB chat with F.B. Purity

FB Purity v9.1.0 adds an option for reverting Bubble Chat back to the old style Facebook Chat.

Lots of people are asking ‘How do i remove Bubble Chat’ / ‘How to get rid of Bubble Chat’. FB Purity is the answer!

FB Purity gives you the ability to get rid of Bubble Chat

F.B. Purity v9.1.0 has a new option to let you switch off the Bubble Chat interface

I’ve also added an option that lets you “replay” a deleted friend alert, if you accidentally dismiss it without reading it. Just press the “F” key shortly after you see the alert, and it will re-display it, so you can read it again.

For more information on the full list of options and capabilities available to you with FB Purity, see the FB Purity Features Page

As always you can get the latest version of F.B. Purity directly from the F.B. Purity website

If you appreciate all the work that goes into F.B. Purity and would like to see its deveopment continued, please show your support by donating

Let your friends know about FB Purity too, spread the word, tell others out who you think would appreciate the benefits of this extension.



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FB Purity v9.0: Deleted Friend Alerts, Friend Whitelist, Chronological Newsfeed Sorting

v9.0.0  of the F.B. (Fluff Busting) Purity browser extension for cleaning up and customizing Facebook has been released:

FB Purity alerts you when your friends delete you and Lets you sort the newsfeed chronologically amongst many other options

FB Purity v9.0.0 has been released

New features in this version:

  • Deleted Friend Alerts – When any of your friends remove you from their friends lists (unfriend you), FBP will display an alert message on the screen. If you dont want to see these alerts, you can turn them off via the FBP options screen.
    An example of the FB Purity Deleted Friends Alert Popup message.
  • Friend Whitelist – You can now specify the friends whose posts you dont want FBP to filter out from the newsfeed.
    F.B. Purity Friend Whitelist
  • Chronological Newsfeed Sorting – If you see the newsfeed is not sorted chronologically, just press the “R” key on your keyboard, and FBP will resort the feed into correct chronological order.
  • Hide “Commented on This” option – Lets you hide posts that begin with “Friend X commented on this”
  • Hide the “Browse” link in the left column option.
  • Hide Emoticons option, now also hides Facebook “Stickers” in FB chat / messages.

Fixed in this version:

  • Fixed the “hide trending topics box” filter, a new form of the trending box was showing up, this update should hide it, if you have the “Hide Trending Topics” option ticked.
  • Fixed application/game filtering & whitelisting for some users. People with the new newsfeed design may have noticed that the game and app filtering had stopped working, this update should fix that.
  • Fixed application/game message hiding in the news ticker feed.
  • Fixed “Fan” aka “Like Page” story filtering for some users who have the new newsfeed design.

Of course all the features of FB Purity that you know and love are still there: Ad Blocking, Key Word / Phrase filtering in the newsfeed, Filter out specific newsfeed story types, hide all Game and App Posts and hundreds of other filters etc.

Download / Install the latest version of F.B. Purity (v9.0.0)

Please tell all your friends about F.B. Purity, let them know how much better Facebook is with FB Purity :) Facebook are blocking direct links to the FBPurity website, which makes it harder to share, you just need to be creative, for instance you can tell them to google “FB Purity”, or share links to the FB Purity Fan page on Facebook or share promotional images from that page, or link to the FBP page on Google+ or the FBP Page on Twitter which you should also “add” if you have accounts with them,  as Facebook have a habit of deleting the Fan Pages of browser extensions that they dont like, you should also subscribe to the FBP News Mailing List, to be able to keep up to date with the FBP news, even if Facebook delete the FBP Fan page. You can also share the link to FB Purity via other networks, such as via Email, linked-in, Pinterest, Instagram, snapchat etc

If you are relatively technically minded at all you can also join the FB Purity Beta Testing page at where you will be able to access the latest versions of FB Purity before they are released to the general public, and you can help make sure any bugs or issues with new releases got caught early on in the development cycle.

If you like and appreciate the work I put into F.B. Purity, you can help me out in return by donating to support the project

Thank you to those who have already supported! Any donations really help, big or small.

I hope you enjoy using FB Purity, like the new features, and find it useful.



P.S if you are using Safari 7, you might have issues with FBP not loading sometimes, a page refresh should fix it, in theory. If that doesnt work or is too annoying, you should try out FBP in Chrome, Firefox or Opera. I cant test it in Safari 7 as i dont have a Mac, so i cant fix the Safari 7 issues. Another option is to install the NinjaKit extension in Safari, then install the Greasemonkey version of FBP, which you can access via the Firefox link on the FBP install page on the FBP website.

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FB Purity Beta v8.9.5 – New: Deleted Friend Alerts, Friend Whitelist, True Chronological Sorting

FB Purity the Facebook Filter that lets you Customize Facebook the way you want it

Get FB Purity and make Facebook more useful and less annoying.

I’ve been working on a new FB Purity Beta. The new features are as follows:

  • Deleted Friend Alerts: You will receive on screen alerts if anyone deletes you from their friend lists. You can turn this feature off on the FBP options screen if you dont want it.
  • Friend Whitelist: Add friends whose posts you dont want to be filtered by FBP to a whitelist, and their posts will remain unfiltered.
  • True Chronological Sorting: Pressing the “R” key will resort your newsfeed into true chronological order.

You can help test out the latest FBP Beta via The FB Purity The FB Purity Beta Testing Page :

If you like FBP, please tell your friends about it, and help spread the word.

Donations greatly help too :

Show your support today! :)



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FB Purity v8.8.2 – Hide Sticker Packs in Chat, Fixed: Sort Most Recent & Block Game / App buttons

FB Purity v8.8.2 - New and Improved - Clean Up and Customize Facebook

FB Purity Update v8.8.2 – Hide Sticker Packs in Facebook Chat – Force Newsfeed to always be sorted by “Most Recent” – Block Games and Apps – Block Facebook Ads

FB Purity v8.8.2 has been released

F.B Purity, the safe, free and very highly rated browser extension, that helps you clean up your Facebook experience, has been updated to v8.8.2

New in this release:

  • Fixed “Sort Most Recent” option for the new newsfeed design, and also improved it for the old design too.
  • Adds Hide Sticker Packs checkboxes to the Sticker Pack Store, for hiding sticker packs you dont want to use any more. (N.B. This feature is not compatible with Opera 12.x or Safari 5.x)Hide / Remove / Get Rid of Facebook Sticker Packs with the FB Purity browser extension
  • FB Purity now has the ability to let you hide unwanted sticker packs in Facebook Chat, just open the Sticker Store via the basket icon in the chat window and select the sticker packs that you want to hide.
  • Fixed the “Block Appbuttons on game and app permission request dialogs and game and app pages, allowing you to block games and apps more easily.
  • Added “BA” (Block Application) links to game and app listings in the App Center
  • Fixed the “Hide Trending Topics / Hashtags Box” option, so it now also Hides “Is Trending” stories in the newsfeed, if you have the “hide trending topics/hashtags box” option ticked.

As usual you can get the latest update via the official F.B. Purity download site:

If you appreciate all the hard work I do, that goes in to keeping FB Purity working and updating it to add new features, support the users, etc, please donate to show your support. Please also help spread the word about FB Purity, by telling your friends about it, and sharing it on Facebook (I know facebook are blocking direct links to the website, but it is possible to get around the block, by sharing the promotional images on the Fluff Busting Purity Fan Page you can also share the following link

BTW To stay informed of the latest news and updates to F.B. Purity, you can subscribe to this newsfeed via email, see the subscribe box in the side panel of this page. You can also “like” the FB Purity fan page on Facebook but also make sure to subscribe to notifications from that page, so you dont miss any news. Also in case Facebook decide to delete the FB Purity Fan Page on Facebook, you should also subscribe to FB Purity news on Twitter and Google Plus

Best Regards,


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F.B. Purity v8.7.0: Remove “Trending” Box & Hide “Similar To” Box Plus More Fixes

FB Purity lets you clean up and customize your Facebook experience

FB Purity v8.7.0 Released: Featuring: Hide Trending Topics/Hashtags option, Hide “Similar To” box is now hidden by the ad filter.

Changes in FB Purity v8.7.0

  • Added a hide “Trending” box option, that hides the Trending Topics / Hashtags box in the right hand column.
  • Added: The “Similar to” box that pops up when you like a post by a fan page in the newsfeed is now hidden by default (as part of the hide “Sponsored Box” option)
  • Added a hide “Tagged in status” option
  • Updated the “Hide Facebook Gifts” option, so it should hide the Gifts again.
  • Updated the “Hide sponsored box” option to also hide the “Similar to” box that pops up when you like posts from “fan pages”, as they are basically ads for other pages.
  • Updated the “Hide apps + games posts” option to also hide apps and games posts in the News Ticker
  • The Font and Background Colour options now have a colour picker widget (Only available in the Google Chrome version)
Remove the Trending Topics Box on Facebook With Fluff Busting (FB) Purity

How to hide the Trending Topics box on Facebook with FB Purity

As usual you can get the latest version of FB Purity via the Official FB Purity website

BTW Please add FB Purity on Twitter and Google Plus, in case Facebook delete the FBP Fan Page on Facebook again.

As always, if you have any problems with FB Purity, please first of all visit the FBP FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page, where there is a comprehensive TroubleShooting Guide, that will help you sort out the majority of issues you may have.

If you appreciate all the work that goes into F.B. Purity (and it is a lot of work, believe me) Please help support me, by donating, also help spread the word about FB Purity to your friends and associates,



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