Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Technology Lesson: How to Delete a Friend

Earlier this week we learned how to add a friend. Today we'll examine how to delete a friend. Why might this come in handy? You went on a date with a guy who you didn't end up liking much. (Why do Date Lab participants insist they're still Facebook friends? I wouldn't.) Or you have an old friend you don't speak much to anyway and provides too much personal information. I could go on, but the decision is up to you, and you'll know when it's time.

We're using my sister again. I asked for permission to delete and re-add her, and she said it was OK.

1. Log in to Facebook.

2. Using the search bar, type the name of the person you are seeking to delete.
Click on the name that pops up. You will be directed to that person's page.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the page. At the bottom of the left column will see this section:
Click REMOVE FROM FRIENDS. A small pop up box confirming the removal will appear (and disappear before someone like me can take a screencap).

Congrats! Quick and painless, unlike the impending conversation with your former Facebook friend regarding gun control.

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