v9.0.0 of the F.B. (Fluff Busting) Purity browser extension for cleaning up and customizing Facebook 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.
- Friend Whitelist – You can now specify the friends whose posts you dont want FBP to filter out from the newsfeed.
- 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 http://fb.com/puritytest 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 http://donate.fbpurity.com
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.
- FB Purity Beta v8.9.5 – New: Deleted Friend Alerts, Friend Whitelist, True Chronological Sorting
- FB Purity v9.3.2 – Disable AutoPlay Videos on Facebook – Improved Deleted Friend Alerts – Enable Animated Gifs
- FB Purity v13.4.1 gives you access to the Friends Feed and also fixes filtering for list pages
- FB Purity v9.8.2 Fixes hide “Wrote on Wall” filter, Full Screen Chat, Deleted Friend Alerts
if you missed the alert on who unfriended you, is there a place to go look after the alert was missed?
yes, if you press the “F” key, shortly after the alert has gone, the alert should pop up again.
have any way to see the history of removed friends? Like a list? Sometimes i see the popup too late and miss it, and only now i know about “f” key shotcut.
not at present, but i will probably be adding something like that in future.
adding a method to do this, is on my to-do list. There is however a work-around way to view a history of deleted friends. Though it only starts after you do this. Install another browser that fbp can run on, on your computer, different to the one you normally use, or you could use a portable version of the browser you do already use, and just save it in a different location. Then install FBP on that browser. Now open Facebook. FBP will make a snapshot of your friends list. Now if you never open that browser again for a month, a year, or however long, if you want to see your deleted friends history over that period, just open the browser again after that time period and go to facebook, and it will show all the friends that are no longer in your list since the last time you opened that browser.
The “F” key doesn’t seem to work. In the future, can there be an accessible archive of those who “unfriend?”
Yes, i will probably be adding something like that in future. There is however a work-around way to view a history of deleted friends. Though it only starts after you do this. Install another browser that fbp can run on, on your computer, different to the one you normally use, or you could use a portable version of the browser you do already use, and just save it in a different location. Then install FBP on that browser. Now open Facebook. FBP will make a snapshot of your friends list. Now if you never open that browser again for a month, a year, or however long, if you want to see your deleted friends history over that period, just open the browser again after that time period and go to facebook, and it will show all the friends that are no longer in your list since the last time you opened that browser.
I do NOT want to get alerts on friends who have deleted me as a friend. How do I stop this notification from happening? I am getting them from people I do not know. And one person’s name has come up “X has unfriended you” 6 times!
the deleted friends alerts option is clearly marked on the FBP options screen
Err, how do I keep this from DELETING friends?
fb purity, doesnt delete friends. its not actually possible for it to do that.
Well for some reason it does beceause if i contect them they say they did not unfriend/removed me.
If you read the alerts, they explain the various possible reasons that the names shown are appearing. The reasons include temporary account de-activation. I repeat, FBP does not and cannot delete your friends.
I have this feature turned off/hidden. But it still notifies me anytime someone is removed from my list. I don’t actually want to see these alerts, but hiding them isn’t working. Is it a bug? Can you look into making sure the hide deleted friend alerts really does hide them? Thanks.
Just to be clear, the option for deleted friend alerts is a “set” option rather than a “hide” option, you need to un-tick the option to stop the alerts showing. Do you have the option un-ticked?
how far back can you see on the unfriend?
FBP only starts monitoring your friendlist for changes after its installed, it cant tell you about people who unfriended you in the past (before it was installed)
Has the option to go back and view who has removed themselves from your friend list been updated so that you can view a history? I saw that a year ago this was on the list to add this option/feature but I don’t see any updates. Thanks in advance!!
you dont see any updates, because there hasn’t been any. There is however a work-around way to view a history of deleted friends. Though it only starts after you do this. Install another browser that fbp can run on, on your computer, different to the one you normally use, or you could use a portable version of the browser you do already use, and just save it in a different location. Then install FBP on that browser. Now open Facebook. FBP will make a snapshot of your friends list. Now if you never open that browser again for a month, a year, or however long, if you want to see your deleted friends history over that period, just open the browser again after that time period and go to facebook, and it will show all the friends that are no longer in your list since the last time you opened that browser.
The “F” key is not working to replay the deleted friend alert. I tried within one minute of seeing it pop up. Tried “F”, Shift-F, Alt-F, Ctrl-F, everything short of F-U!!!+
It works ok for me. The other way of opening it is clicking the pink highlighted link in the left of the newsfeed, if that is not there, then the deleted friend alert is not available.
Hello. Thanks for the extension. I installed the program. I have the option set. I added a friend. Then had the friend remove me. the program didn’t detect the removal. why? does it take time for it to take snapshot and does it poll and compare on a longer interval than realtime… if you know what i mean? (is the notice sent on delayed basis ‘ and a new install takes time to take snapshop? thanks much.
Hello. I like the program but it has a huge list of false positives in the friends list.
if one person unfriends me it shows about 500 or I don’t know 4000 people that have left or whose account is disabled but this is not true.
i have about 5000 friends
any idea for a workaround to make the program more accurate?
thanks a lot
if you have 5000 friends, then lots of them will be deactivating and reactivating their accounts all the time. it is not easy to programatically ascertain whether an account is deactivated or if you have been blocked. if you don’t like receiving the alerts, you can simply turn that feature off.
After I installed FB Purity my friends list disappeared. When I disabled it my friends list reappeared. Is this usual?
If you tick an FBP option to hide something, FBP hides it…
Can you guys add a feature to “black list” friends you do not want to see on the “unfriend” feature.
I.E. Someone on my friends list keeps on deactivating then reactivating their account about every other day (yea there a idiot) , and I when i see fb purity inform me that “This friend is no longer on my list”, I would rather just not see that persons activation / deactivation alert at all.
I know I can remove them from my friends list, but I’d like a blacklist option that way they can stay on without seeing that alert about every other day.
i do have plans to introduce new functionality for the deleted friend alerts feature at some point
It is strange I wasnt losing friends until I got FBP. Yet my number of 1307 friends listed has not changed. People I know that would not unfriend me. weird
If your friends temporarily deactivate their accounts, they also appear in the deleted friends FBP alerts. The number of your friends on Facebook won’t change when people deactivate their accounts.
the alerts themselves already say that…
SO on my IOS my friends are all there go figure
I often get unfriend alerts about people that are still my friends. I’ve talked with them and they did not temporarily blocked me or temporarily deactivated their accounts or anything. Is there some other explanation?
you need to read the full text on the alerts, everything is explained there
I love the idea of FB Purity, but I have some privacy concerns that don’t seem to be addressed anywhere. For example, FB Purity must store your friends list somewhere in order to continually compare it to the updated one. How do users know it’s not storing their data on servers?
FB Purity is a browser extension, and the only place it stores data is in your own browser, that is where fbp’s settings are kept.
Users can know its not storing data on my servers because the source code is easy to access and can easily be checked.
I appreciate your clarification, and thank you for making a useful tool that cleans out all the Facebook clutter! I didn’t know I could access the source code.
When I use FB Purity, all my friens vanish from the right-hand side of my screen. When I deactivate it, they return. Where is the setting that does this? I want to turn it off but cannot find ut. BTW – the setting to hide inactive friends is NOT active. Thanks… I hope… .
if you have any problems, please follow all the steps in the Troubleshooting Guide on the FAQ page on FBPURITY.COM http://faq.fbpurity.com/#troubleshooting
I hate the FB purity “so & so unfriended you” feature. I cannot figure out how to make it stop. I get 2 or 3 a day & NOBODY is anyone I know. It is upsetting to see & can’t stop it.
If you read the post that you are replying to, you will see the feature is called “Deleted Friend Alerts”, so logically, all you need to do is look at the FBP options screen, and turn that option off…
Is there a way to find out who has blocked me? I do get the notices if someone unfriends me, but I’m curious about those who have blocked me from seeing their posts.
you will get a deleted friend alert if one of your friends deletes you, blocks you, or just deactivated their account.
If you accidentally click the ‘clear deleted friends’ link, is there any way to get the list back, or is it lost for good?
its gone for good. one way you can avoid this is to have a secondary web browser, that you install fbp on and only login to facebook once in a while in that browser, as each time you login fbp takes a snapshot of your current friends list, if you want to double check any deleted friends, it will act as an archive of all deleted friends up until the point you login on the second browser. i hope that makes sense.