Good news, everyone: now you can hide applications in your Facebook news feed.
I wrote about hiding friends from your Facebook feed. The missing piece was (among other things) being able to hide applications. If you have a lot of friends with time on their hands, your feed is probably full of Marshmallow Peeps, quizzes about the 5 beers/books/movies/bands your friends most enjoy, and hilarious anecdotes about the ideal porn names of people you haven’t seen since kindergarten.
Among the applications that no longer appear in my feed:
- What Color are You?
- Hug Me
- What Color Represents You? (Apparently this is a different quiz than What Color are You.)
- What Muppet are You?
- How Good are You in Bed? (That’s really an application and someone on my list actually used it. And he’s a family member. But luckily, not by blood.)
- Who Would be Your Celebrity Boyfriend?
To hide applications, click the Hide drop-down menu to the right of the offending app, just as you would to hide a friend, and select Hide [Name of App]. The Hide menu still allows you to hide friends.
Bring on the Marshmallow Peeps! I can handle it.