How to get rid of the Facebook Ticker

Summary:Don't like the Facebook Ticker that just rolled out this week? Don't worry, there's a quick way to get rid of it.

Earlier this week, Facebook rolled out an updated News Feed, as well as the real-time Ticker feed, to its 800 million active users. As always, many were unhappy with the changes but they couldn't do anything as Palo Alto does not offer an option to revert to previous site designs.

Instead of simply joining the thousands of complainers, Web developer Arik Fraimovich chose to fight back. He developed a free Google Chrome extension called Facebook News Ticker Remover.

As its name implies, the extension removes the Ticker. It will no longer appear on the News Feed page nor will you see it on the Chat sidebar. Unfortunately, the Games ticker will still be present.

This solution doesn't revert the News Feed nor does it alter other parts of Facebook that were changed: it only attempts to get rid of the new Ticker. After you install it, make sure to reload Facebook to see the effects.

It's never clear how many people actually dislike the latest Facebook redesign, although they are a vocal bunch. That being said, some 15,000 users hate this particular one enough to install the Facebook News Ticker Remover.

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Topics: Social Enterprise


Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

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