I wrote about this on my personal blog (note: I curse there, you’ve been warned), but I figured this would also be good here because the problem of “stuck” Facebook likes is quite annoying.
On Facebook there’s the ability to “like” things. You can “like” something someone posted as a status update, a photo, an app, and so on. This one specifically concerns pages a.k.a. “fan pages”.
I decided to go into my Facebook personal profile and get rid of all my likes for pages because I found having them worthless to me, and the fact that posts on those pages flood your wall easily. Yes, you can “hide” posts by pages, but it’s better off if you just “unlike” them outright.
Well, I ran into a problem. There were certain pages I couldn’t “unlike” no matter what I did, and this was extremely irritating because I just wanted those “likes” gone.
I searched for the solution with a few Google searches and nobody seemed to know how to fix this problem, so I had to figure it out myself.
The problem is if you “like” a Facebook page, and then that page is later redirected, you can’t “unlike” it until you go back to the original page the new page was redirected from.
Confused? Yeah, I was too. But I finally figured out how to get those pesky pages that wouldn’t “unlike” off my “like” list.
Here’s how it’s done.
1. Login to Facebook.
2. Go to your personal profile page (www.facebook.com/your-name-here).
3. Click on your “likes” box (right side and under your profile photo).
4. Find the page you can’t “unlike” and click it to go there.
5. Look under the title of the page. If it states “Redirected from [here]“, click that link.
6. On that page, that is the one you “unlike”, and it’s finally gone.
Is this listed anywhere in the Facebook help area? Of course not. If it were, I would have posted a link to it.
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