5 ‌Practical‌ ‌Ways ‌to‌ ‌Turn‌ ‌off‌ ‌Facebook‌ ‌Stories‌ ‌

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by Jimit Bagadiya

Are you searching for ways to mute some unwanted Facebook Stories?

Do you want to turn off the Facebook Stories quickly with no hiccups?

Well, to turn off Facebook Stories, you don’t require any specialized technical expertise. If you are using Facebook for a while, it will be easy to pull this off.

Over 500 million people use Facebook Stories daily, and as per reports, Stories consumption is up by 842%. That’s a staggering number! 

When such a high velocity of content is produced every day, there are chances you might don’t want to view particular Story content.

So it’s normal to ignore a few.

But why is there even a need for you to turn off Facebook Stories? After all, they are the future of social media content, right?

Let’s find out.

Why Do You Need to Turn off Facebook Stories?

Since its introduction into the Facebook ecosystem, Facebook Stories have been consumed by Facebook users daily. People are updating Stories, and they appear on your Facebook feed and even on Messenger.

Facebook also allows users to place ads on Facebook Stories. Stories can engage and hook the audience with their unique elements.

It’s a Facebook Story whenever you see a fleeting image or text for a short time. 

But with tons of Stories created every minute, you might want to mute Stories of a few Facebook pages or individuals that you want to skip. 

It’s a great way to avoid their Facebook Stories without blocking them or even unfriending them.

Here’s are a few reasons that might arise for you to mute Facebook Stories of a particular Facebook account:

1. Some Facebook Users Consistently Bombard Your Story Bar

If a Facebook account consistently posts too many Stories and appears on your Facebook Stories bar, it might annoy you.

You might want to skip that particular account story, and for that, you need to view all the Stories posted. But by turning off the Stories, you can save all the time and even skip all the story content.

2. You Don’t Want to Waste Your Time & Energy Viewing Stories

If you think you want to save your attention for a more valuable task than viewing Stories on Facebook, you have the option to hide all the Stories on Facebook so that your story feed remains empty.

You won’t be able to move your attention towards any of the Facebook Stories so that you can focus your energy on your business.

3. You Want to Avoid Negative & Cringe Story Content

Being in the business world, you need to avoid negativity surrounding you offline and online. If you don’t want to view the content of a specific Facebook user who is consistently posting negative and cringe content on your story feed, you can avoid and mute their Stories.

These can be some of the top reasons why you want to mute or turn off Facebook Stories. Once you decide to turn off a particular account’s Facebook Stories, it will not hide the regular content posts or other content from that account; it will only affect the Stories.

Now let’s see how to execute the turning-off process in 5 simple steps.

How to Turn off Stories on Facebook From a Computer?

You have options to either use a computer or mobile device to turn off Facebook Stories options. Both the scenarios have the same number of steps involved, and you can do it seamlessly.

Let’s see how to do it on a Windows or a Mac device:

Step 1

Login to your Facebook account on your browser, and then at the top of the news feed option, you’ll find active Stories.

Tap on See All to view all the Stories at once.

Step 2

On the left side, you’ll find the story lists; you need to select a story that you wish to turn off.

Select the blue circle, and all the details of the story will show up.

Step 3

Select the three dots visible on the right-hand corner of the story and simply click on the Mute button.

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Step 4

A confirmation pop-up will show up, and you’ll be asked to turn off or mute the Facebook Stories from the particular page.

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Step 5

You’ll stop seeing the Stories of the particular Facebook account, but you’ll be able to see their posts once again by clicking the Mute button.

That’s it.

Your task is accomplished. Easy, right?

Now let’s see how to achieve the same result using a smart mobile device.

How to Remove Stories on Facebook From a Phone?

If you want to disable Facebook Stories Android or iOS devices, you need to access the Facebook mobile application.

Step 1

You can see all the Stories on top of your feed. You just need to choose any Facebook account Stories you want to mute, press and hold the story.

Step 2

A pop-up will show up, and you’ll be asked to either mute the Stories from this account or view the page or the Facebook profile.

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Step 3

You can directly mute the Stories from the selected account. If you don’t want to press and hold the story, you can tap the story to view it.

Then you have to press the three dots visible on the upper right corner, just like the desktop version, to open all the options.

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Step 4

Now you need to select the mute button, and then a confirmation will show up to confirm that you are sure to mute Stories from a selected Facebook account.

Step 5

Once you click Mute, all the Stories will be muted, but there will be no effect on the regular Facebook posts.

Now that you know all the steps to turn off Stories on your Facebook account, there are certain hidden elements and features that Facebook offers you can use to solidify your Facebook presence.

Let’s have a look.

3 Additional Facebook Features to Solidify Your Marketing Campaign

1. Keep an Eye on Snooping Activities

If someone logs into your business account without your permission, you can track the user’s information. Just go to the settings options and click on security and login.

You’ll find the Where You’re Logged In option. You can view all the active logins from multiple devices or even on the Messenger app. You can view all the device, location, and browser information, and if you find something unwanted, you can seamlessly log out of that device to keep your account safe from intruders.

If you forgot to log in to your account from a different device and forgot to log out, you could log out of your account from here without facing any troubles.

Snooping-Activities

2. Strengthen Your Security

If you need to improve the security of your business account, you can use the hidden security features of Facebook to create an extra layer of protection.

Go to your account settings and click on security and login. You can improve your security using the following options:

Two-step authentication

Enabling the two-step authentication will help you improve the security barriers of your Facebook login account. Every time you need to log in to your Facebook account on a new device or an existing device, you can save your mobile number from getting an OTP for secure login purposes.

If anyone wants to access your account, they need to have the password plus the unique code you’ll receive on your mobile device.

Assign 3-4 trusted contacts

If you somehow lose your mobile device or forget your password, you can retrieve your account using trusted contacts.

If a hacker locks you out of your account, you can still get back your account with the help of trusted members. You can always update the member’s list whenever you want to be on the safer side.

Get notifications about suspicious logins

If an unrecognized user login to your account from a different browser and a different location, you can get instant notification about the login to quickly take the desired action with no further damage to your business account.

You can also add a few trusted devices to your account so that Facebook doesn’t disturb you once the trusted account tries to access your Facebook account.

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3. Download Your Info

If you plan to delete your Facebook account shortly, or you just want to copy all your content shared on Facebook to your local device, you have the option to save all your Facebooking info.

From posts, images, videos to every single text message you ever did on Facebook, you can save it all. You just need to access the settings option and under Your Facebook Information, click on Download Your Information.

You’ll have the option to select what you want to download and what time you want to select. Depending on the content you have selected, Facebook will take time to compile all the data, and you’ll be notified once the files are ready for download.

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These were some of the vital features Facebook has in offering that a few people are aware of.

You can use them to solidify your Facebook account and improve its security.

It’s Time to Manage Your Facebook Story Bar

Now that you know how to turn off Facebook Stories on multiple devices, you can kick-start the proceedings to manage your Facebook business account better.

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SocialPilot enables you to optimize your marketing campaign with the help of its highly powerful analytics tools. If you want to reach the top of your business ladder to become the best, you need assistance with the best tools and strategies, and SocialPilot is one of the best social media management and optimization tools.

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Frequently Asked Questions

🌟 How to remove Stories from the Facebook bar completely?

If you turn off or mute the Stories from your Facebook account, Facebook will automatically remove them from the Stories bar so that you don't have to see any of the Stories you blacklisted.

🌟 Can I unmute the Stories once I hit the mute button?

Yes, you can. It's not a permanent option to mute Stories on Facebook. You need to access Facebook Stories settings and unmark the muted Stories to view all the Stories from a particular account or page again. There will be no limitations on the frequency of mutes and unmutes.

🌟 How to download Facebook Stories?

Facebook doesn't have the feature that enables all the users to download Facebook Stories; you need to access a powerful third-party downloader to download any selected story from Facebook. You can choose from tons of options available on the internet ranging from paid to free tools. But if you want to save a story that you posted, you can click the save button, and the story will be saved offline on your device.

🌟 Why can I not view my story on my mobile phone, and I didn’t mute any?

If you cannot view a story on your mobile device, then chances are there is some glitch in your Facebook app. You can either restart the device or reinstall it. If still, it doesn't work, try to clear all the cache memory things.

🌟 Can the Facebook user be notified that I muted their Facebook Stories?

No, if you mute a Facebook Story of a particular account or page, they'll not be notified about the action. Facebook gives its user the freedom to tweak all the Stories settings and view selected Stories of their choice without anybody’s interference.

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Jimit Bagadiya

Jimit Bagadiya is the co-founder and CEO at SocialPilot. He brings 13 years of leadership experience in building SaaS platforms. He divides his time between working with his team on product engineering and maintaining a good customer happiness quotient. He aims to bring SocialPilot to the forefront of social business.

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