Are you tired of seeing certain words or phrases in your Facebook feed? Do you want to take control of what you see in your news feed?

Filtering out specific words and phrases from your Facebook feed is a great way to customize your experience and make sure you only see what you want to see. Read on to learn how to take control of your feed and mute keywords from your Facebook feed.

You won’t be able to block specific words from your feed completely, but there are workarounds that can help. Muting words on your personal Facebook account can be done in a few easy steps.

What are the reasons for muting words on Facebook?

Dwelling too long on social media can be detrimental to your mental health. Whether it’s political or spoiler news, numerous topics can cause distress and even depression, according to a study by the University of Pittsburg.

For that reason, we suggest taking a break from the most popular social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube every once in a while. It’s a great way to give yourself a digital detox.

However, you don’t need to completely remove yourself from the sites. You can also improve your online experience, such as creating filters for certain words that trigger negative feelings. This will ensure that your social media pages are a more positive space.

If particular words offend or bother you, these simple steps will help you remove them from your Facebook experience.

How to filter/mute specific words on your Facebook

You have the power to control what appears on your Facebook page. To avoid words that are harmful or bothersome, use this filter out and mute keywords you don’t want to see in your feed.


Step 1: Log in to your Facebook on a desktop PC and click your profile picture icon located in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap on “Privacy & Settings” and proceed to Settings > Privacy.


Step 3: Hit “Profile and tagging.”


Step 4: Select “Hide comments containing certain words” from your profile.

Step 5: A textbox will appear where you can input up to 1,000 words to filter/mute.


Step 6: Type in the word(s) you’d like to mute, separating multiple words with a comma. Once done, click save.

See also: How to backup/download all your Facebook photos and videos

How to reveal hidden posts/comments on your Facebook account

For every post that contains filtered keywords, Facebook will show an “Unhide” button. Simply click it to reveal the hidden comment to see it. You may also click “Hide” to keep it hidden again.

That’s it. If you have questions regarding this article, comment down below and we’ll try to help you out.

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