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How to unlike deleted pages on Facebook

All those old pages show up in the About section of your profile. Is there any way to remove them?

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Quick Answer: To unlike deleted pages on Facebook, go to your Activity Log and click on Pages, page likes, and interests. Scroll to the page you want to unlike and select “Unlike.” We’ve included detailed instructions below.

Facebook isn’t just a social network with 3.07 billion users; it’s a living history of our evolving passions.

Remember the rush of liking every page that caught your fancy? That was us, painting our digital identity with broad strokes of enthusiasm.

But as we mature, so does our digital footprint. The pages we once liked are relics of our past selves, cluttering our present. It’s time to curate our online presence as meticulously as we do our real lives.

Here’s the ultimate guide to decluttering your Facebook life: How to Delete Unliked Facebook Pages.

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Getting rid of active pages is straightforward, but what about pages you’ve liked that no longer exist?

They still show up on your profile for some reason. So, can you unlike those Facebook pages even after they’ve been deleted?

Can you unlike liked pages that no longer exist?

Short Answer: Yes.

Facebook allows users to unlike deleted or inactive pages, but previously they didn’t.

For example, if one of the pages you liked in the past went dormant or got deleted, there was no way to remove it from your list of liked pages. It just sat there in social purgatory. Thankfully, that’s changed.

Here’s how it used to work

If one of the pages you liked in the past went dormant or got deleted, there previously wasn’t a way to remove it from your list of liked pages. It just sat there in social purgatory.

The deleted page wouldn’t appear in your liked ‘Pages’ on your dashboard and never appeared on your Facebook Activity Log.

The only place that these deleted liked pages displayed was on your profile. So anyone who came along would see that you liked an ancient meme page in 2014.

The only option you had to hide those inactive liked pages from your profile was to remove that section entirely from your bio.

How to unlike deleted or inactive pages on Facebook

Facebook now lets you unlike deleted or inactive pages, and the process is as straightforward as unliking any active page. Here’s how to do it.

Total time: 2 minutes

  1. Make your way over to Settings & Privacy

    Click your profile image on the top right-hand corner and tap on Settings & privacy

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  2. Activity Log

    Then select Activity Log

    facebook page showing instructions on how to find Activity Log

  3. Look for Pages, page likes, and interests

    Click Pages, page likes, and interests

    Facebook activity log showing pages and interests

  4. This is what your page should look like

    The page should display all the pages you liked throughout the years. Go ahead and find the page or pages you want to unlike.

    Facebook activity log screen with unlike button.

  5. Finally, tap Unlike

    Scroll through your list of Page likes, and when you find the page you want to unlike, click the three dotted button and tap “Unlike

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If you need a more interactive approach, this guide below walks you through the whole process, step-by-step:

That’s how to remove liked pages that no longer exist. That’s it. And if you’re looking on how to remove deleted pages from your Facebook likes, the process is exactly the same.

How to remove your Facebook profile’s Liked section

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To do this, navigate to your desktop profile and select the About section.

From there, scroll down until you find the Likes section that shows all the pages you’ve liked.

Then, click the three-dot menu at the top right and select Hide Section, and that section will be removed from your profile.

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To be clear, this will hide all of your liked pages. To get them back, you’ll need to go to your profile, click More on the line with Posts, About, etc (shown above), and select Manage Section.

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Editor’s Note: This post was last updated on 7/4/2024. If you notice any discrepancies in the images from the instructions, it’s due to recent changes made by Meta that we have not yet had the chance to review.

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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com or find him on Mastodon or Post.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Gary English

    March 29, 2023 at 8:45 am

    False, you can go to activity log, connections then scroll through the likes and click the …. To unlike inactive pages

  2. Kevin Raposo

    March 30, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks for the comment, Gary! You’re right! It looks like Facebook recently made the changes. Well, looks like we have a post to update; thanks for the heads-up!

  3. James

    April 11, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Simply doesn’t work, If it did you would be able to remove from you “Likes” section like you can with active pages. I’ve tried this and everything else to no avail

    • Kevin Raposo

      April 11, 2023 at 10:35 pm

      Sorry to hear you’re having issues with that, James. In my testing, it worked on my end. I even took screenshots. But now I wonder if the page I “unliked” was infact deactivated or deleted. I’m going to look into this again. I reached out to Facebook for comment.

  4. Patrik from Czechia

    May 28, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you very much! I was told it’s impossible right now a few days ago. I’ve also found a lot of cringe deleted and unvisible pages I’ve liked like 9 years ago as a teenager and unliked them too. 😀

    • Kevin Raposo

      May 30, 2023 at 9:12 am

      I’m so afraid to look at mine haha

  5. Sayed Mahmoud Gomaa

    October 15, 2023 at 11:36 am

    Nice, Thanks

  6. Telkom University

    May 13, 2024 at 12:46 am

    Thanks for sharing this helpful guide! It’s good to know how to manage our Facebook activity, even with deleted pages.

  7. Scott

    July 2, 2024 at 6:23 pm

    That option is no longer available. Under “Connections,” the only options are Friends, Followers, and Supervision. All those other options, including likes and liked pages are still under the activity log option. Take a look and let me know if you’re still having issues. Thanks.

    • Kevin Raposo

      July 5, 2024 at 6:37 am

      Hey Scott, thanks for the comment! I just updated the article, do you mind taking a look? You’re right, the connections option is gone now, but I was able to find it. Check it out.

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