How to Remove Trending Videos from Facebook in 3 Easy Steps [Technology]
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Brahmama
Brahmama

The only way I got rid of the offensive article (the father killing his daughters) was to type in Huffington Post which the article had come from. It took it off and I don't care if I EVER get anything else from HP.

Matt E
Matt E

Thanks for this. For those below who are having difficulities. Remember to block the source of the article/video, not the Trending. I.e. Socialcam, netfilx, etc. read the add and find out where its coming from.

Kay Anderson
Kay Anderson

Blocking the videos doesn't seem to work but deleting the articles does seem to have worked.  

kad
kad

Thank you so very much. I am about to leave good ole' facebook because of JUNK like this.

JJimbur
JJimbur

This does not work for Trending Articles.  Help please.  Thanks for posting.

44
44

I blocked Netflix and the Trending vanished !!

guest
guest

thanks!  I also had to add "yahoo", as it was posting a trending article on my feed

inzacky
inzacky

thanks for your post... its work and very usefull... :)

Fuzz
Fuzz

Just a thank you for posting this How To instruction. I feel sorry for those people less familiar with the idea of looking for ways of stopping the sort of rubbish facebook is increasingly allowing to filter into its application and just putting up with it. Allowing people to 'opt in' rather than 'opt out' of these so called services is a better option.

Livewyre
Livewyre

I think (for those that are trying to block 'TRENDING') that you need to block all the individual services that 'trending videos' contains such as SOCIALCAM and VIDDY as mentioned in the article - only then will it work...

J Davis
J Davis

It doesn't work on my settings for Trending Videos.  It doesn't come up in the "T's" under their list of blockable apps and when I type in the two words, nothing happens.  I think they've figured some of these things out.

Mcegelsk
Mcegelsk

Use this to block applications like  SOCIALCAM and VIDDY.  Trending Videos and Articles aren't able to be blocked themselves as they aren't "applications" but core items Facebook has introduced.  

Damian
Damian

Thanks for this.  I've used it to block Socialcam and Viddy and passed on the information to my Facebook friends.  The videos it had shown me were the kind of offensive thing I wouldn't want anyone looking over my shoulder to see on my screen.

Lilly
Lilly

When I start to enter 'Trending' under 'Block apps', I don't get the possibility to chose 'Trending Articles', it's just not there. I block anything called 'Trending', but the article is still there stuck on my wall :-(

Childe Metamorphoseon
Childe Metamorphoseon

 You have to access the options for the offending Trending Article post in your newsfeed... click 'hide' and see the app (such as Terra) in the dropdown box,  then block that app in privacy settings.

Nic_285
Nic_285

Doesnt have a drop down box

Lolaga
Lolaga

It worked!  Thank you!!

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