If you have unwillingly accepted friend requests from annoying acquaintances, who occupy unnecessary space in your Facebook news feed, you could now unfollow them without unfriending them.
Facebook has launched a News Feed settings tool to let you control posts that you do not want to see, the company said in a statement. This might come as a welcome change to people who don't want to hurt others on social media.
After login, just click on the grey arrows, which appear on the top right corners of posts and give you the option of unfollowing a person.
Users can also use the grey arrows to hide stories they are not interested in reading.
This can help block out puppy and kitten pictures or selfies from that obsessive sharer.
It was never so easy to remove the brands and websites you have Liked on Facebook over the years.
The feature is available on the mobile and desktop versions of the site, and will come to the Facebook app within the coming weeks.