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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, find Connections, 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.

Over the years, Facebook has shifted and evolved through many different phases. And consequently, most of the platforms’ 3 billion users have changed how they use the platform over time.

Take liking pages, for instance.

Those who started on Facebook as teenagers have probably been liking different pages over the years, and naturally, our interests on the platform grow and evolve.

In my early years on Facebook, I remember going through and liking just about every page I could find.

Discover a new band? Like their Facebook page. Favorite sports teams? Like their page. Any and everything that I had some sort of interest in had to be liked on Facebook.

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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.

Click your profile image on top right-hand corner and tap on Settings & privacyStep 1 of an image describing a how to for deleting deleted or inactive pages on facebook

Then select Activity Log Facebook page showing instructions on how to find activity log

In the Activity Log menu, scroll down and top on ConnectionsActivity log and connections menu in facebook

Click Pages, page likes, and interests Facebook menu for deleting inactive facebook accounts

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

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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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.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Avatar of gary english

    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. Avatar of kevin raposo

    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. Avatar of james

    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

    • Avatar of kevin raposo

      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. Avatar of patrik from czechia

    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. 😀

    • Avatar of kevin raposo

      Kevin Raposo

      May 30, 2023 at 9:12 am

      I’m so afraid to look at mine haha

  5. Avatar of sayed mahmoud gomaa

    Sayed Mahmoud Gomaa

    October 15, 2023 at 11:36 am

    Nice, Thanks

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