The social media behemoth Facebook makes clever moves every now and again. Recently they launched Stories feature to give competition to its rival Snapchat. Another update which has to feature in the latest category has to be pop-up tabs for posts which you are a part of in some way or the other. I started seeing these pop-up windows a few weeks back on Facebook’s website and most probably you too are getting them. These pop-up tabs are rolled out by Facebook to keep users on their news feed hence increasing the chances of sharing. But if you didn’t quite like the tabs and they are clogging your news feed with unnecessary posts showing up in those tabs then you are at the right place. In this quick guide, we share how to turn off Facebook pop-up posts tabs on the desktop.
Facebook Pop-Up Posts
Pop-up tabs which appear for posts similar to Messenger tabs not only increase the chances of users sharing more content but also is convenient. You don’t have to leave your news feed to check the activity/notifications for that post. This comes in handy when you are looking at some important information in the news feed and don’t want to end up losing it while navigating to the post.
These popup tabs will appear for the following posts:
1. When someone comments or replies to your comments on your posts/status.
2. For the posts where you are tagged or mentioned in a comment.
But there are drawbacks as well of these posts tabs. If you don’t really want these tabs for certain posts it is not possible as of now. Unnecessary tabs can hamper your Facebook experience. So, follow the method below to disable or hide them.
Turn Off Facebook Pop-up Posts Tabs on Desktop
Unfortunately, you cannot turn off these posts tabs on news feed currently. Facebook should definitely consider giving a setting for the same where users can opt in/out of this feature. For now, you can handle the pop-up tabs individually and turn them off.
Click on the gear/cog icon at the top right of the pop-up window and select Hide this tab. You will no longer get the pop-up window for that post.
Similarly, you can use this method for other posts you don’t want to see the pop-up tab in the news feed.
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Currently, we have only this option where you can handle the pop-up posts tabs individually. But we hope Facebook is working on providing a setting to turn on/off these tabs for all posts at once.
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