Facebook’s like button has been around for almost ten years. It is a handy way to show appreciation for your friends’ posts and express interest in niche Facebook pages. However, the number of pages you like can accumulate quickly to the point of flooding your News Feed.
Luckily, there is a way to remove all the likes from your Facebook account. The methods below work for liked photos, post, pages, and pretty much anything you’ve thumbed up. You still can’t unlike a bunch of pages at once so some patience might be needed when you start filtering through your Facebook likes.
Remove all Likes on Desktop
- Remove all Likes on Desktop
- Alternative Desktop Method
- Remove Likes on the Smartphone App
- Alternative Smartphone App Method
- The Last Like
Despite the popularity of the Facebook smartphone app, many people still access Facebook on a desktop. Follow the steps below to remove/delete all likes on a desktop:
1. Access Your Facebook Account
Go to Facebook and log into your account.
2. Hit the “triangle” Icon
Click on the “triangle” icon in the top right corner of the page. Older Facebook versions might have a gear icon.
3. Select Activity Log
Click Activity Log that appears in the drop-down menu.
4. Go to Likes & Reactions
You’ll see the Likes and Reactions menu on the left. Click on Likes and Reactions to access more actions.
5. Select One of the Options
There are two filters to narrow down your search. Click Posts and Comments to remove likes from them. Or select Pages and Interests to unlike all the pages that overpower your timeline.
Tip: Facebook allows you to filter the search by year as well. Click on a year to access older likes that you want to remove or delete.
6. Select the Edit Icon
Browse for the page, post, or comment that you want to unlike and click on the “pencil” (edit) icon on the right.
7. Hit Unlike
Select Unlike from the menu to remove/delete a like. The editing menu also allows you to delete a reaction to the post, click Remove Reaction to do it.
As hinted in the introduction, you need to repeat the process for each like that you want to remove. It might be a bit time-consuming but it is the only way to remove likes for now.
We would really like to know what are the things you often end up unliking. So, leave a comment and tell us all about the unlike-worthy posts on Facebook.
Alternative Desktop Method
There is another method to reach all the likes on a desktop. Here is how to do it:
1. Launch Facebook
Open Facebook in a browser and click on your name on the left.
2. Select More
Go to More options under your cover photo and click on Likes.
3. Hover over Liked
Place your cursor over the Liked button and click on the Unlike option that appears. You can also select different categories to narrow down your search.
Remove Likes on the Smartphone App
Wondering how to delete all likes from the Facebook smartphone app? No need to scratch your head anymore, follow the steps below to unlike posts, pages, and comments.
1. Launch the App
Tap on the Facebook app to launch it and find the menu (hamburger) icon, then tap to access. The icon is at the top of the screen on Android and at the bottom on iOS.
2. Select Settings & Privacy
Swipe up until you reach Settings & Privacy and tap to open it.
3. Go to Settings
Select Settings to access more actions, then tap Activity Log. The Activity Log is located under Your Facebook Information.
4. Tap Category
Select Category to bring down a menu and swipe to Likes and Reactions, then tap to open.
5. Select “Arrow Down” Icon
Swipe to the post or page that you want to unlike and tap the “arrow down” icon next to the post. Hit Unlike that appears in the pop-up window and repeat the process for all the undesirable likes.
Alternative Smartphone App Method
A quick way to access all the likes on a smartphone is to do the following:
1. Launch the App
Tap on your profile photo when you’re in the Facebook app, then tap Activity Log.
2. Tap Category
Select the Category drop-down menu and choose Likes and Reactions. Or you can swipe the most recent likes to find the one to unlike.
3. Hit the “Arrow Down” Icon
Tap on the “arrow down” icon and choose Unlike from the pop-up menu. The final two steps are the same as previously described.
The Last Like
Removing or deleting likes from your Facebook account is pretty straightforward. The methods listed above should provide a quick way to get rid of all the likes on Facebook. It will remove the load from your timeline and give you a chance to thumb up the posts you are actually interested in.
Admittedly, it might take some time but once you’re done you’ll probably become quite picky about the things you like going forward.