How to fix the most annoying things on Facebook

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How To Fix The Most Annoying Things On Facebook


We're all on Facebook and we all use it way too much. But never at work, no never. We'd never do that.

Anyways, while Facebook is great for keeping up with your closest family and friends, the whole thing can be so annoying, you know you've thought about just deleting your account all together.

Behold, the answer to your prayers. Here's how to fix the things that bother you most on Facebook.

First up, you never see posts from the people you actually care about. That's because Facebook defaults your news feed to see "top stories." Just change this by choosing "most recent" stories. Now you'll see stuff as it happens in real time, and not just what Facebook "thinks" you want to see.

Next, there's always that one friend who posts way too much. Like 3.5 selfies a day too much. Click the little arrow on the top right of a post and select the "I don't want to see this" option. Problem solved.

You're probably a member of a Facebook group of some kind and you still want to be involved, but don't want to get notified every single time someone posts. Do this. Click on the little notifications globe, then tap settings, and there you'll be able to choose which groups you get notifications from.

While you're on this page, look around. See something called birthdays? Hate getting notified every time someone you went to high school with turns another year older? Click that birthdays tab and turn that junk off! And the holy grail of Facebook notification annoyances: game invitations.

If you're tired of getting invites to play Candy Crush Living Legends Monster Craft Saga, listen up. This one isn't as easy a fix as the others, but whenever you get an invite for a game app, hover over it, and then click the "x" to turn them off.

You'll have to do this for every game, but over time you should notice fewer invites.

If you love technology, check out this slideshow on the history of wearable technology:
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British stage actress Zena Dare (1887 - 1975) models some sort of acoustic headset, 1900s. (Photo by Vintage Images/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1934: A forerunner model of the famous Walkman is presented on the occasion of the London Radio-Fair, Photograph, August the 16th, 1934 (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Ein Vorl?ufer des Walkman wurde auf der Londoner Radiomesse pr?sentiert, Photographie, 16, August 1934]
The first combined computer-calculator and wristwatch to be produced, known as 'Pulsar', on show at the International Watch and Jewellery Trades Fair at Wembley, London. (Photo by Malcolm Clarke/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 22: Four subway riders listening to their walkmans. (Photo by Dick Lewis/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Headset radio: Publicity portrait of American broadcast journalist Mike Wallace, who wears a wireless headset and holds a pad and pen ready, May 7, 1964. Wallace is demonstrating new wireless equipment he will use for the upcoming 1964 Republican National Convention. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
Models display a wireless mini-computers and other high tech gadgets Wednesday June 14, 2000 during the "Brave New Unwired World" fashion show at Bravo! located in downtown Minneapolis. US Bancorp Piper Jaffray teamed up with Charmed Technology to give investors a sneak peak at the futuristic wearable and wireless gadgets that will allow people to accesss the World Wide Web anywhere anytime. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 11 -- Aired 01/20/2007 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kristen Wiig as A-hole girl, Jason Sudeikis as A-hole guy during 'Two A-Holes at an Adoption Agency' skit on January 20, 2007 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 26: Steve Jobs (2nd-R) of Apple Computer poses with Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine (L) Bono (2nd-L) and The Edge (R) of U2 at a celebration of the release of a new Apple iPod family of products at the California Theatre on October 26, 2004 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' 'Today' show. Savannah tries out Google Glass -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
PALO ALTO, CA - APRIL 10: An Apple Store employee wears an Apple Watch at an Apple Store on April 10, 2015 in Palo Alto, California. The pre-orders of the highly-anticipated wearable from the tech giant begin today as the watches arrive at stores for customers to preview. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
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