How to hide the News Ticker on Facebook

by Ross McKillop on September 21, 2011

Facebook recently rolled out a series of new features – one of which many people find rather annoying – the “news ticker”. This brief tutorial will show you how to hide the news ticker from your Facebook news stream.

facebook with the news ticker
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This guide will cover how to remove/hide the News Ticker from Facebook if you’re using either Firefox or Chrome as your Web Browser. If you use a different web browser, the process is similar – just not outlined in this guide.

  1. Start out by visiting the Userstyles page for Facebook – Ticker Remover.
  2. If you’re using Firefox, jump down to step #5 below.
  3. If you’re using Google Chrome as your web browser, simply click the install as user script link.
  4. Now jump down to step #11 below – you’re pretty much done!
  5. Firefox users – click on the link titled install just stylish, if you don’t already have the Stylish addon for Firefox already installed.
  6. When prompted by Firefox, click the Allow button to install the Stylish Addon.
  7. Click the Install Now button to continue the installation.
  8. Finally, click the Restart Firefox button to restart Firefox and complete the installation.
  9. Now that you have Stylish installed, return to the Facebook – Ticker Remover page. Click the Install with Stylish button.
  10. Click the Install button.
  11. You’re done! Return to Facebook (you may need to refresh the page). The News Ticker will now be gone!
  12. facebook with the news ticker
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