Facebook changed their code to get around FBP’s ad blocking functionality, but I’ve managed to get it working again! :)
Whats new in F.B. Purity Version 25.0.0
- Fixed hiding “Sponsored Posts” (ads) in Newsfeed
- Fixed “Send Message” to Page button if “full screen chat” option is turned on
- Fixed hiding new games crap in the right hand column
- Added numbers to the font selector preview popup text
- Removed the old “Trending” related code
- Added options to hide the “Business Discovery“,”Oculus“,”Creator Studio” and “Trending News” left column links
- Added an option to hide the “Create” button in the top navigation bar (located under the “Top Nav Bar Options” heading on the FBP options screen.
- Fixed “Normalize Status Updates” option
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.
Friend Requests and People You May Know
Facebook has started added a “Friend Requests” box as a post in the Newsfeed, showing your current Friend Requests. You can hide this box from the Newsfeed by putting the text Friend Requests, or if that doesn’t work FriendRequests into FBP’s Text Filter box.
They are also adding a “People You May Know” box to the newsfeed, you can hide this by either ticking the hide “People You May Know” option on the FBP options screen under the “More Options” heading, or else just put the text “People You May Know” into FBP’s Text Filter box.
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” 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.
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!
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FB Purity Overview:
For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari 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 441,000 users worldwide.
- F.B. Purity v15.1.0 fixes hiding Facebook’s suggested/sponsored posts (ads) & also fixes the newsfeed filtering options
- FBP 23.2.2 Fixes the hide sponsored posts (ads) on Facebook option
- F.B. Purity v24.1.0 Fixes the bug that was hiding all newsfeed posts
- FBP v23.0.0 is out, fixing the ad hiding, and chronological notification sorting, fixing bubble comments, plus lots of other fixes and new options
It seems like a few people either still havent been switched to seeing the new Facebook ad code, or they are on an alternative facebook ad code rollout to everyone else and v25 is not hiding the sponsored posts for them. If this affects you and the previous version v24 was hiding the sponsored posts for you, and you wish to revert to using that version, I have made the previous version available for download as a Greasemonkey script. To use it, you first need to install a Greasemonkey compatible extension, such as Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey or ViolentMonkey. Once you have that installed, copy and paste the following URL into your browsers address bar
After pressing enter, you should then be prompted to install the script. Make sure you disable your current version of FBP if you are currently using the extension version of fbp otherwise you will get an error saying you are running 2 versions of FBP at the same time.
Well dang, I never knew there was a comment section here. I clicked ctrl F and typed comment and saw the small print for comment that was linked. Then I thought to click the title of the release note instead of just reading it. Can’t believe I never thought to try that before.
With that said, I now see the comment above for those still seeing sponsored posts. I have only seen one thus far, which is much better than it was before. No need for me to revert to older code being most are cut out and it’s good to know that this isn’t something gone unnoticed.