FBP v27.6.0 out now – Adds a new method for blocking Sponsored Posts
This release has a fix for sponsored posts that are not being hidden for some people. Please note if you have the Hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option turned on and you are not seeing any Sponsored Posts, then you don’t need to change your current settings.
Changes in F.B. Purity v27.6.0
- New: Option to hide posts from Pages that you haven’t liked titled: Hide “Posts from Pages that you haven’t liked”
- Change: Renamed Hide “Fan Page Posts” option to Hide “Page Posts” and moved the option under the “Link / Page Posts” heading on the FB Purity settings screen.
- Fixed: The “R” key functionality. Pressing the “R” key when viewing the Newsfeed (Most Recent / Top Stories or Pages Feed ) FBP should re-sort the currently loaded posts in that feed into the correct Chronological order.
- Fixed: If you have “whitelisted” any friends, the green text “Whitelisted” should appear at the top of any post they make, to make it clear why that post is bypassing FBP’s filters.
- Fixed: The Watch Vid (No ads) link that gets added to video posts that contain video ads didnt work on some “Facebook Watch” posts in the Newsfeed, it should work again now.
- Known Issue: The “Show full date/time on posts” option no longer works correctly due to a Facebook code change, this is quite hard to fix, so may be broken for a while.
Notes on the new option for hiding Sponsored Posts:
The fix for hiding Sponsored Posts for those people who are still seeing them consists of a new Newsfeed filter option, located under the “Link / Page Posts” heading on the FBP options screen, titled: Hide “Posts from Pages that you haven’t liked”
If you tick that box it should hide all posts from Pages which you haven’t “liked” from the Newsfeed, which means it will hide all sponsored posts (from Pages you haven’t liked). A side effect of hiding all posts from Pages you haven’t liked, is that it will also hide posts from Pages you have followed (but not liked). There is no easy way to get around that with the code, as Facebook does not easily provide a list of Pages that the user has followed that FBP can access .
The workaround for people who have followed Pages and still wish to see posts from the followed Pages in their Newsfeed would be to occasionally view the “Pages Feed” which will show you the posts from Pages you have liked and also the posts from Pages you have followed. You can access the “Pages Feed” at the following URL https://facebook.com/?sk=pages FB Purity also adds a link to this page in a couple of places, on the Newsfeed (3 dots) drop down menu at the top left of the Newsfeed, and also on the https://facebook.com/pages page. Of course, if you don’t follow any Pages (instead of liking them) then this issue won’t affect you.
Another thing to note about this new option is that if the Sponsored post is from a Page that you have “liked” then it will still show in the Newsfeed, however its worth noting that Sponsored Posts are usually just “normal” posts that the Page has paid Facebook some money so they will show it to more people than normally would see it (i.e. to people who haven’t actually liked or followed the page) so you most likely would want to see the Sponsored Posts that the Page you have liked is posting.
Please note this option works in conjunction with the hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option, so if you are still seeing Sponsored Posts even though you have the hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option ticked, you should leave it ticked and also tick the new option, as the hide “Sponsored Box / Posts” option also hides ads on the right hand side of the Newsfeed and may catch ads in the Newsfeed that the new option doesn’t.
Important Information for Chrome Users of F.B. Purity
Once you have installed FB Purity for Chrome, you should from then on 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 can also prevent 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. Please also note FBP is now also available in the Edge Store for the new development version of Edge that is based on Chromium.
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 needs to be installed via the official Opera Add-ons site, which is where the green Install F.B. Purity button will take you to. Once it has been installed from there, 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, which if clicked will update all your Opera extensions to the latest versions. In order for the extension to update you may need to first close any open Facebook tabs.
To let other Opera users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity on the Opera Extensions Page
Important Information for users of the Brave Browser
FB Purity can now be easily installed in the latest release of the Brave browser by going to the FB Purity Chrome Webstore page and clicking the “Add to Chrome” button.
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.
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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.
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