F.B. Purity v34.2.4 is out now! Fixes hiding sponsored posts, and also fixes newsfeed filtering

F.B. Purity the dream solution for hundreds of Facebook problems!

F.B. Purity lets you clean up and Customize Facebook. It hides all the Sponsored posts in the Facebook Newsfeed amongst many other useful features

Changes in F.B. Purity v34.2.4

  • Fixed hiding Sponsored Posts (Please Note: due to the way facebook deploys new code to random groups of people, this option may still not work now f0r some people, though it seems to be working ok for the majority,) This option should hide the Sponsored posts (ads) in the Newsfeed and those in the right hand column.
  • Fixed Newsfeed filtering in general (including the Text Filter and Auto Hide filter and most of the built in Newsfeed filters such as the Reels filter for example.
  • Fixed the Hide Reels filter option (located under the “Video Posts” heading on the FBP options screen, also fixed hiding the “Stories / Reels / Rooms” box at top of feed if all relevant hide options (Stories, Reels & Rooms) are ticked
  • Fixed the bug where the whole Watch feed would get hidden if an ad was detected
  • Fixed the hide Group Conversations option (located under the Chat options heading)
  • Fixed the “Show more friends” (in chat) option (it makes the profile icons smaller in the chat list, so more names will fit in the right column)
  • Fixed the Hide “Offline friends in chat” option.
  • Fixed the hide “Friend requests” in the Right Column  option
  • Fixed the Show Deactivated Friends function ( To try it click the “Show deactivated friends” link on fb.com/me/friends )
  • Fixed a bug in the “Hide profile hovercards” option that was causing the contact list in chat box in the right column to disappear
  • New Added buttons for clearing the Facebook ad preferences  page (Advertisers and Ad topics)
  • Known Issue: The “Move Nav Bar to the Top” option is broken due to a facebook code change. 

If you are using Chrome (or chrome clone),  Firefox or Opera and have FBP installed already it should update itself to the latest version automatically. If you are using the GM Script version of FBP you can go to the script install page on install.fbpurity.com and click the install script link, then follow the on screen instructions to update the script.

If you have Microsoft Edge and are using the Edge extension version of FBP you wlil need to wait a few days before they review and approve the latest extension update. Alternatively you can switch to using the Chrome extension version of FBP, as Edge can also run Chrome extensions.

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 Purityplease Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Many heartfelt thanks to those people who have generously donated! :)

Please tell all your friends about F.B. Purity too, as I’m sure they will appreciate it. One way you can help spread the word about FBP, is to go to https://fb.com/fluffbustingpurity and click the red “Invite Friends” link that appears near the top of the Page, then invite all your friends.

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 & 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 including Sponsored Posts, 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 478,000 users worldwide.

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F.B. Purity v34.0 is out now: New options: Hide Reels and move navigation back back to the top

Hide Reels and Short Videos on Facebook with F.B. Purity

Hide Reels and Short Videos on Facebook with F.B. Purity

F.B. Purity the dream solution for hundreds of Facebook problems!

F.B. Purity lets you clean up and Customize Facebook. It hides all the Sponsored posts in the Facebook Newsfeed amongst many other useful features

Changes in F.B. Purity v34.0 / v34.0.2 / v34.0.3

  • Fixed hiding Sponsored Posts (Please Note: it seems since this update was published Facebook have already changed their code again, so this option may not work now f0r some people) This option should hide the Sponsored posts (ads) in the Newsfeed and those in the right hand column.
  • Fixed the “Show Log Out Button” option (located under the Top Nav Bar Options heading on the options screen)
  • New: Hide “Reels” option  This option hides the “Reels and Short Videos” posts from showing up in the Facebook Newsfeed and is located under the “Video Posts” heading on the FBP options screen.
  • NewMove Nav Bar back to the top” option, This option is for those people who have had their navigation bar moved to the side of the screen and want it back at the top again. This option is located under the “Left Column Links” heading on the FBP options screen.
  • Fixed: The Auto Hide Filter. I think recently by auto clicking the hide post button, it was sometimes causing a Facebook warning popup to show up. I have removed the autoclicking code, so the popup should not show up any more, but it will still hide the post from view.

If you are using Chrome, Edge or Firefox and have FBP installed already it should update itself to the latest version automatically. If you are using the GM Script version of FBP you can go to the script install page on install.fbpurity.com and click the install script link, then follow the instructions to update the script.

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 Purityplease Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Many heartfelt thanks to those people who have generously donated! :)

Please tell all your friends about F.B. Purity too, as I’m sure they will appreciate it. One way you can help spread the word about FBP, is to go to https://fb.com/fluffbustingpurity and click the “Invite Your Friends To Like this Page” link that appears in the left column, then invite all your friends.

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 & 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 including Sponsored Posts, 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 477,000 users worldwide.

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F.B. Purity v33.9.8 fixes the hide Facebook Sponsored Posts functionality!

 

F.B. Purity the dream solution for hundreds of Facebook problems!

F.B. Purity lets you clean up and Customize Facebook. It hides all the Sponsored posts in the Facebook Newsfeed amongst many other useful features

Changes in F.B. Purity v33.9.8

  • Fixed hiding Sponsored Posts

If you are using Chrome or Firefox and have fbp installed already it should update itself to the latest version automatically. If you are using the GM Script version of FBP you can go to the script install page on install.fbpurity.com and click the install script link, then follow the instructions to update the script.

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

**UPDATE 28th April 2022** : It seems since this version was released, facebook have changed the sponsored post code once again for some people causing fbp’s hiding functionality to break, don’t worry, I am looking into getting this fixed.

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 Purityplease Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Many heartfelt thanks to those people who have generously donated! :)

Please tell all your friends about F.B. Purity too, as I’m sure they will appreciate it. One way you can help spread the word about FBP, is to go to https://fb.com/fluffbustingpurity and click the “Invite Your Friends To Like this Page” link that appears in the left column, then invite all your friends.

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 & 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 477,000 users worldwide.

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Some people are experiencing problems viewing posts on the Newsfeed, Groups and Pages – Solution (disable adblock plus for facebook)

** IMPORTANT PLEASE READ ** Many people are currently experiencing a problem viewing their newsfeeds and groups, with them showing no posts, this is due to a clash between FBP and the Adblock Plus extension, if you disable Adblock Plus for the Facebook website, things should go back to normal. FBP Blocks most ads on Facebook anyway, so you shouldnt notice much of a difference. Alternative options are to install “UBlock Origin” instead of Adblock Plus, as that is a higher rated and better extension, and does not cause a clash with F.B. Purity.
In other news, FBP V33.9.5 is out now, which fixes hiding the Sponsored Posts and Newsfeed filtering for most people, and also fixes the FBP Video player option (which, when enabled, lets you view facebook videos without ads)
For those who don’t already know F.B. Purity is a safe, free & top rated browser add-on that lets you Clean up & Customize Facebook. It allows you to hide the crap you don’t want to see, with many options for hiding the visual clutter and annoyances that Facebook forces us to deal with, such as ads (Sponsored posts etc), Rooms, Stories, Games, People You May Know, etc. It also lets you filter out posts from the Newsfeed based on the words or phrases you specify, functionality that Facebook itself does not give you.
Get F.B. Purity via FBPURITY .COM
To learn how F.B. Purity works, please read the User Guide page on FBPURITY .COM
If you have any questions please read the FAQ page on FBPURITY .COM
If you have any problems, please follow the Troubleshooting Guide on the FAQ page on FBPURITY .COM
If you would like to donate to support the F.B. Purity project, you can do so via DONATE.FBPURITY .COM
Thanks to everyone who helps out by supporting F.B. Purity, it really is very much appreciated!
Cheers!
Steve
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If you are getting the “Something went wrong” error, please know this is not an FBP Bug, its a Facebook bug

If you are getting the “Something went wrong” error, please know this is not an FBP Bug, its a Facebook bug in the “Most Recent” version of the newsfeed. You can test this for yourself, by disabling FBP then loading “Most Recent” which is at https://www.facebook.com/?sk=h_chr

This bug may only seem to manifest itself when you have FBP enabled, but if that is the case, it just means you have turned on FBP’s “News Sort: Most Recent” option which attempts to keep your Newsfeed permanently set to the “Most Recent” setting. So turning that option off temporarily then loading https://www.facebook.com should reset back to Facebook’s default setting for the Newsfeed which is “Top Posts” and currently that version of the feed is the only one that is working.


** UPDATE ** Facebook have fixed the bug with the “Most Recent” feed, so you should be able to visit that feed now, and you can re-enable FBP’s “News sort: Most Recent” option if thats your preference.

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Sorry to those who are still waiting for a fix for the issue of Sponsored posts showing/ etc.


Sorry
to those who are still waiting for a fix for the issue of Sponsored posts showing/ etc. Unfortunately my dad got very ill and sadly passed away, so this has greatly impacted my ability to work on this project recently, so I’ve been taking a break to try and deal with this.
 
I did manage to release 2 updates but after he died, i didnt get round to writing the release notes etc. for them.
 
Basically the latest available version of FBP now is v33.4
Fixed in this version are Hiding the “Stories” box, Hiding the “Rooms” box. New options for hiding the “Events” and “News” buttons in the top nav(igation) bar. It also fixes hiding some “Sponsored Posts” that were getting through for some people (but not all). I still do not have the facebook update that completely breaks FBP, so it is still working fine on my newsfeed at hiding the Sponsored Posts etc. I am still working on getting a fix for the people with the big change, but its difficult to do until Faceobok actually release the code change to my Facebook account.
 
Another problem is unfortunately v33.4 of the FBP extension is not available for Firefox, due to unknown reasons (theres been no official explanation from Firefox) Apparently there is a massive hold up in the approval queue for extension updates, so it may be some weeks (its impossible to say how long) before v33.4 will become available as a Firefox extension. A couple of workarounds for this 1) Install the Tampermonkey extension, then install the GM script version of FBP. 2) Use a Chrome(ium) based browser (such as Opera or Brave for example) and install the relevant FBP extension for that browser.
 
I’ve not yet updated the documentation on the FBP website with the new version number for FBP, as the Firefox version is lagging behind, due to problems at Mozilla. Will get round to that soon hopefully.
 
Please be patient while I work through things.
 
Thanks,
 
Steve
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Facebook is rolling out a big code change that breaks a lot of F.B. Purity’s functionality!

Facebook is currently rolling out a big code change that breaks a lot of F.B. Purity’s functionality!

This code change breaks many of FBP’s functions, such as Ad hiding (Sponsored Posts), Newsfeed filtering,  the hiding of certain page elements etc. Facebook does not roll out changes to the site to everyone at the same time, however I know from the reports I am receiving many people already are being affected by this change.

Facebook’s code change has not reached my account yet, which makes working on fixes very hard, but please be assured I am working on getting things fixed, so please be patient, as it may take quite a while to restore FBP’s functionality.

To stay up to date on the latest news regarding this issue, please make sure you “Like” and “Follow” the FBP Fan page on Facebook, as I will be posting news about it there.

If you wish to support the F.B. Purity project, you can do so by donating, via the FBP Donation Page

Many thanks to all F.B. Supporters out there!

Best Regards,

Steve

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