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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A Facebook code change has caused a bug in FBP that is hiding all posts in the Newsfeed

**IMPORTANT NEWS** – There is currently a bug in FBP thats causing all newsfeed posts to be hidden 

Due to a Facebook code change, FBP’s Hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option is currently hiding all the posts in the Newsfeed.
**UPDATE** A new version of FBP has been released that fixes this issue, check the latest news post for more information.
 
To stop this, turn off the Hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option. To do this, click the FBP link at the top of your Facebook page, then un-tick the Hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option right at the top of the FBP options screen under the “More Options” heading, then click the “Save and Close” button.
 
Sorry about the inconvenience, I am working on a fix for this now, please be patient,
Thanks.
 
Steve.
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F.B. Purity v23.4.0 fixes hiding "Page Stories You May Like"

F.B. Purity 23.4.0 Fixes hiding the “Page Stories You May Like” box that shows up in the Facebook Newsfeed, plus adds a few other fixes and some options

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 FB Purity!

Whats new in FB Purity Version 23.4.0

  • Fixed: hiding “Page Stories You May Like” if hide “sponsored box” option is turned on
  • Fixed: the hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” code, so it should now hide more ads.
  • New:Hide Right Column Links” option : “Saved Links
  • New: Added an “X” button at the top right of the “Trending” box to make it easier to hide the “Trending” box
  • New: Added an “X” button at the top right of the “Stories” box to make it easier to hide the “Stories” box.
  • New: hide “Left Column Links” option “Gaming Videos

Important Information for Chrome Users of FB 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 FB 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

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 413,000 users worldwide.

 

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FB Purity v23.1.0 Hides the new "Suggested For You" box – and lets you filter stories in the Trending Box

FB Purity v23.1.0 has been released, it hides the new “Suggested For You” box and lets you filter stories in the Trending Box with the FBP Text Filter.

Hide the new "Suggested For You" box with the safe, free and top rated F.B. Purity browser add-on

Hide the new “Suggested For You” box with the safe, free and top rated F.B. Purity browser add-on

Happy New Year, FBP Fans! I hope your new year is going well and I hope you are enjoying using FB Purity to keep your Facebook clean and tidy. Maintaining and Updating FB Purity is a lot of work, so if you have been using FBP for a while, and can afford it, donations are always welcome, heaps of gratitude to those who have donated to the cause already, Cheers!

Changes in this release:

  • Fixed the “Hide Sponsored Box / Posts” option to hide the new “Suggested For You” box (which is a box containing a list of videos Facebook thinks you should watch, located to right of the Newsfeed). This option is turned on by default when you first install FB Purity, so just installing or updating FBP should be enough to remove the “Suggested For You” box.
  • Fixed the “Sort Notifications Chronologically” option. **Update** it seems there’s still a minor bug in this option, but it shouldn’t happen too often, where sometimes the notifications list may go blank if you are receiving lots of notifications at a rapid pace. If this happens just close the list and re-open it and it should show up again. Alternatively, if its causing problems you could turn this option off for now, and just click the “See All” link at the bottom of the notifications list, as that will show your notifications sorted chronologically too.
  • Fixed “Hide all Videos” option
  • Fixed the hide “Graphical Smileys / Emoticons” option
  • New option titled “Apply ‘Text Filter’ to Trending Box”, located on the Trending Box options screen, which can be accessed by clicking the cogwheel icon at the top left of the “Trending Box”. With this option ticked, FBP will filter out any stories containing any text you have entered into FBP’s “Text Filter” box.

    FBP's Trending Box Options Screen (accessible by clicking the cogwheel at the top of the "Trending" box to the right of the Newsfeed

    FBP’s Trending Box Options Screen (accessible by clicking the cogwheel at the top of the “Trending” box to the right of the Newsfeed

Important Information for Chrome Users of FB 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 FB 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

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 409,000 users worldwide.

 

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