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Re: If you unfriend someone on Facebook will they know it?

If you never accepted their request to be friends why would you care if they ever notice you unfriended them.

 

To answer your question, unless they go looking at their friends list they will not know you deleted them.

 

They only way they would find out is if they are using Social Fixer on FB to weed out krap.  That will notify them if someone is no longer on the friends list.

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Re: If you unfriend someone on Facebook will they know it?


@Mindy D wrote:

How do they get on my friends list if I never friended them? 


There is absolutely no way for them to be on your Friends list without you having added them.  100% no way.  You may not remember doing it or didn't realize you clicked on Add Friend, but it was done nonetheless.

 

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Re: If you unfriend someone on Facebook will they know it?


@SleeplessinSD wrote:

I agree with others saying unless you accepted a friend request, they can't be listed as a friend. Maybe, they're friends with one of your friends, which could enable them to see your posts. You can also go to your privacy settings and it will give you a choice as to who is allowed to see your posts. Good luck!

ETA.. as to your question, you can snooze or unfollow anyone and they will not be alerted..


@SleeplessinSD @They all are friends with people I know. 

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Re: If you unfriend someone on Facebook will they know it?


@SurferWife wrote:

@Mindy D 

If you don't want a person to know, it's better to unfollow than unfriend.  I have done that with several childhood friends.  If I want to see what they're up to I just look at their page from time to time, but don't really interact with them.


@SurferWife How do I unfollow? The only time I'm on FB is to reply to 

posts from my cousins, nieces, BIL or my aunt and once from an old friend when her parents passed. I have also posted requests to Gary Groben QVC. I have looked at some posts but didn't post. 
I don't remember following anyone. 

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Re: If you unfriend someone on Facebook will they know it?


@CalminHeart wrote:

 

I have blocked a LOT of people who find their way into my page or comments. I unfriended several too.  I don't care if they notice.

 

You never know if they will scam you or cause other problems.

 

If it is a problem, they can message me through fb and I can reconsider....I've rarely unblocked someone. 


@CalminHeart @These are nice people that are acquainted with friends. I just get too many emails about where they vacation, go out to eat, etc. 

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Re: If you unfriend someone on Facebook will they know it?

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@Mindy D wrote:

@CalminHeart wrote:

 

I have blocked a LOT of people who find their way into my page or comments. I unfriended several too.  I don't care if they notice.

 

You never know if they will scam you or cause other problems.

 

If it is a problem, they can message me through fb and I can reconsider....I've rarely unblocked someone. 


@CalminHeart @These are nice people that are acquainted with friends. I just get too many emails about where they vacation, go out to eat, etc. 


@Mindy D   are these people listed on your Friends List? Things pop over on my Page from people who are friends with my friends but they are not my friends.

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Re: If you unfriend someone on Facebook will they know it?


@Mindy D wrote:

@SurferWife wrote:

@Mindy D 

If you don't want a person to know, it's better to unfollow than unfriend.  I have done that with several childhood friends.  If I want to see what they're up to I just look at their page from time to time, but don't really interact with them.


@SurferWife How do I unfollow? The only time I'm on FB is to reply to 

posts from my cousins, nieces, BIL or my aunt and once from an old friend when her parents passed. I have also posted requests to Gary Groben QVC. I have looked at some posts but didn't post. 
I don't remember following anyone. 


@Mindy D  if you want to unfollow someone, look at the Post and you will see three dots on the right of the Post. Click on the three dots and you will see a list of things like snooze, unfollow and so on. Click on "unfollow" and that will do it.

 

I unfollow a lot of friends if they use a curse word or something of that nature and they would never know.

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Re: If you unfriend someone on Facebook will they know it?

Thanks to everyone for helping me figure this out. 

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Re: If you unfriend someone on Facebook will they know it?


@snipsnapsnur wrote:

@Mindy D wrote:

How do they get on my friends list if I never friended them? 


There is absolutely no way for them to be on your Friends list without you having added them.  100% no way.  You may not remember doing it or didn't realize you clicked on Add Friend, but it was done nonetheless.

 


Ever hear of "hackers?"  They play  on FB!

 

 

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Re: If you unfriend someone on Facebook will they know it?

@Sage04 You have a "settings" that controls who can see your posts.

 

If it is "public" anyone on FB can see them.

 

You can make them all "Friends" only.

 

I am friends with a popular person and I unfollowed her because all of her hundreds of "friends of friends" posts were showing up on my page!!!!!!!

 

FB flaw if you ask me!

 

You can control more of FB than most people know.