Back in the day, in order to get Facebook freebies, you used to be forced to like a company's page or profile. However, what happens after signing up? The company hopes you'll move along on your merry way and forget all about unliking them or deleting the application. But that's not how we Hiffers roll.
Make A Dummy Account
First off, people complain about having to like a company. I understand that, as I don't really like Emergen-C or Burt's Bees enough to “like” them on my personal Facebook account. So you know what I did? I used my freebie email address to make a second, fake Facebook account. I didn't add any friends to it, I used a fake name, and I snagged a computer generated human face to use as my profile image. It's what I suggest people do and I've had no trouble with it so far.
View All Your Pages & Easily Dislike
One of the big problems now is it's hard to see all of the pages you like. But not impossible.
The first step is going to your Facebook homepage and clicking “Pages” on the left sidebar.
Now click the “Liked Pages” link near the top.
Now you can see every page you've liked and quickly bulk unlike any you want.
Unlike A Single Facebook Page
But let's say you've already liked a certain page and want to just take care of it. If that's the case, go any specific page that you want to unlike.
Once there, look for a box near the top left that says “Liked” with a thumbs up. Hover over it and you'll be able to unlike that page. You will no longer like the Facebook page and it won't show up in your news feed or on your profile.
Delete A Facebook Application
Now what about those apps that want to access your Facebook info or post info on your own wall? To delete those, go to the top right of any page and click the down arrow, then “Settings.”
Once this page loads, you'll want to look on the left sidebar for “Apps and Websites.”
Now you'll see a bunch of apps that you previously added to your account. Select the check box next to any you want to remove, then click the blue “Remove” button!
This will bring up a final confirmation screen. Here, you can also delete any changes the app made to your Facebook profile for you.
And that should do it. Hopefully this helps a few Hiffers out there in cleaning up their Facebook accounts while also still being able to get Facebook freebies.
Remember, if you make a Facebook account only for freebies, like I suggested earlier, then there's no real reason to Unlike or delete any of the profile apps as there isn't any information for them to access in the first place!
Questions? Comments? Insults? Fire away in the comments below.
40 comments on “Guide on How to Unlike Facebook Pages and Delete Profile Applications”
Facebook sometimes will lock up or delete a fake account. I had a b.s. gaming account that had that happen. though perhaps some reported me. Another thing, don’t remove tons of FB apps all at once. I did that, and then was blocked for over a month from adding any other app (even completely legit like goodreads). if you reach 5000, just go unlike pages. I have heard unliking lots at once can be problematic too but do not have a personal story about that. to find pages you like, enter in search bar: “pages I like”.
The problem is when you get to 5000 likes! thats all you can have
Whew! That took a long time! But thanks for the help.
I don’t know if anyone else does this (or if you still can with all the Facebook changes!) but when they ask me “Who can see the stuff this app posts?” I always put “Only Me”…I doesn’t bother me seeing it and this way none of my friends can!
Thanks Goob! I’m saving this so if I ever decide to do the facebook thing, i’ll know how to get myself out of it! LOL But until then, I’ve been skipping those freebies and trying to find the same ones on other sites….so far, so good. Thanks for all you do, appreciate it! 🙂
Thanks Goob – you’re awesome and I appreciate you sharing your mad skillz with the rest of us!
Hi, I have been “unliking” a lot of sites lately just because my wall has been getting to cluttered.
Regarding the alter ego FB account….how do you get around the annoying verify thing that asks for your mobile number. I’m getting tired of the capchas and I can’t use a fake mobile number if they use it to send a text. Really really hate FB and how so many companies use it.
I was just wondering about this,and now I know what to do,thanks a million.
Thank goob! how do you remove a like when there is no unlike?
Thanks. I had so many “likes” I’m wondering what it is I don’t like! Gracias Goob!
i’d love to do the duplicate account thing, but i only have one computer. i’m retiscent to create another since both accounts will have the same i.p. address
thanks a lot goob 🙂
how do you stay so fit and handsome?
Thank you so much for this information, didn’t have a clue as to how to
get rid of these.
The reason why companies want you to sign up for apps and Like their pages is to get information. ALL YOUR INFORMATION. And your friends’ information! For free. So, I doubly suggest you create a fake account.
#19 – Facebook will not find out that you have made two accounts (just don’t make a /duplicate/ account). Even if they did, you could just make a new one. I think you’re putting too much weight on the TOS. BTW, they don’t care about you or your happiness (you’re obviously aware of the scandals), just your information.
Also, your friends may start to think you’re a consumer whore with all the Liking of silly companies. lol
Only issue I have with that is that in the TOS on fb, it says you can only have one account, and I’d rather not risk losing my fb account (although with the way fb is with scandals, I sometimes think about quitting anyway xD
Goob, I did the same thing you did with the “fake Acct.” but, only after “liking” alot of companies on my “real page” first!!! I removed them from my news feed but, now I know how to get rid of them altogether!!!
Thanks again, YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!
Also, thanks to #17, Mike….Good lookin’ out : )
Thank you very much for this post. I went through and cleaned up my account today, getting rid of dozens of irrelevant apps and likes.
I wanted to add something that I thought might help us freebie junkies. There’s apparently a way to mass unlike. It’s not really all at once, but it’s a really fast way to unlike a lot of pages, at least, a heckuvalot faster than visiting each page to unlike them.
Here are the steps I took.
1. Log in and click the Profile tab at the top right.
2. Click on the “info” tab above the Main Content area.
3. Scroll down and click the Edit link near the top right corner of the “Likes and Interests” section.
4. Click on the “Show Other Pages” link, right above the Save Changes button.
A pop-up box will appear with all of your Liked pages. You can click to unlike them individually without closing or leaving that pop-up. When you’re done taking out the trash, save the changes, and Bob’s your uncle.
Hope that helps!
Thank You for the info, now I can get facebook freebies.
Dang, your knowledge just astounds me, lol. Love to get your emails every day as I love to read what you write plus I get lots of freebies in the mail! Thanks so much and keep up the good work!
I’ve been doing this for some time. I didn’t having to ‘like’ them just to get the freebie, but if I can gt rid of them afterwards, that’s ok. And I usually delete the application and unlike right after signing up for the freebie and they still come. I’m sure in time they will catch up with us doing this, but as of right now…not yet.
I detest corporate America’s attempts to hijack Facebook!
It’s like you read my mind man!
Thank you so much for this info!!! I’m not a big facebook user but I do like to get the freebies. I had a ton of cr…APPS on there.
I use a separate account for liking brands/adding apps. :p But thanks for the info!
Thank you so much for posting this! I just deleted so many apps off my facebook page.
Great minds think alike– I figured it out myself but it’s always great to see it in print as a backup. Thank you sir– you are a gentleman and a scholar. 😉
I found the “Applications and Websites” under Privacy Settings, not Account Settings
FYI: Looks like the applications/websites area is now under Privacy Settings instead of Account Settings.
I knew this, already, but I am sure this advice is the best freebie that many HIFfers have found all year. 😉
Thanks Goob – up until now i’ve just been skipping the facebook freebies – after reading your post i’m gonna start signing up for them too! 🙂