How to Hide "Is Now Friends With" Update on Facebook

Hide "Is Now Friends With" Update on Facebook

When you add a new friend on Facebook one of the following updates: "...is now friends with...", "...became friends with..." or "... and ... are now friends" will appear on your profile (timeline) and in the activity sidebar (news feed) of your friends.

If you don't want others to see this new friend notification (status), then you can disable and hide it and this tutorial will show you step by step how to do this on a computer and on a Android smartphone.

How to Hide "Became Friends With" Status on Facebook on a Computer

Skip to hide new friends notifications on Android ❱❱

1. Go to Facebook.

2. Click on the ▼ (triangle) icon located at the top right and choose "Activity Log".

Open Facebook Activity Log

3. Go to "Photos", "Likes" and "Comments located in the left sidebar and click on "MORE".

Open Facebook Friends Activity Log

4. Click on "Friends".

5. Click on the friend activity options button icon located at the top right and uncheck "New Friend Reports".

Hide New Friend Reports on Facebook

6. Click on "Okay" to save the setting.

How to Hide "Became Friends With" Status on Facebook on Android

(This will work on all Android smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Lenovo, HTC, LG, etc...)

The Facebook app on Android and the Facebook mobile website don't have the option to hide the "... is now friends with ...", "... became friends with ..." or "... and ... are now friends" notifications, but there's still a little trick to do this by using a setting in Google Chrome on Android.

1. Turn on "Screen rotation" on your Android smartphone, but you don't need to rotate your phone yet.

android screen rotation

2. Open Google Chrome.

3. Open the Google Chrome menu.

open google chrome menu on android

4. Check "Request desktop site".

request desktop site setting in google chrome on android

5. Go to Facebook.

6. Log into your account (if you're not logged in already).

7. Go to the address bar and change the m in the web address to web and tap on "Go" (keyboard/keypad). Example: https://m.facebook.com becomes https://web.facebook.com.

change facebook web address in google chrome on android

8. Rotate your smartphone, so that your screen will also be rotated.

rotate smartphone

Note: You might need to zoom in and scroll a little bit, to be able to easily find and tap the buttons and links.

9. Tap on the ▼ (triangle) icon located at the top right and choose "Activity Log".

Open Facebook Activity Log

10. Go to "Photos", "Likes" and "Comments located in the left sidebar and tap on "MORE".

Open Facebook Friends Activity Log

Note: You might need to wait a little bit longer for these items to appear.

11. Tap on "Friends".

12. Tap on the friend activity options button icon located at the top right and uncheck "New Friend Reports".

Hide New Friend Reports on Facebook

13. Tap on "Okay" to save the setting.

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