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Dislike? Facebook Is Adding An 'Unfollow' Button

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KHQ.COM - In a win for spiteful Facebook users everywhere, the company will soon unveil an "Unfollow" button. That means if you're tired of your aunt sharing endless baby photos and political rants, you will be able block all of her posts in your News Feed with a click of a button, TechCrunch originally reported after speaking to a Facebook spokesperson. 

Not that you couldn't do that before. In the past, the "Hide All" option pretty much did the same thing, keeping all updates from a user hidden, a discreet way to make someone disappear from your virtual life without the awkwardness of unfriending them.  "The goal of this change is to help people curate their News Feed and see more of the content that they care about," a Facebook spokesperson told NBC News in a statement.

On Facebook, you can already unfollow news organizations and people you are following but are not friends with. The ability to unfollow all users will simply standardize the language across the site, not to mention add an element of schadenfreude when banishing exes from your News Feed. Click here for more details: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/dislike-facebook-adding-unfollow-button-2D11687492

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