How to Find Pages You Like on Facebook (and Unlike Them)

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Doug Antkowiak Feb 5 2013

With the new changes to Facebook Graph Search, the pages you like on Facebook will soon appear in search results. For most of us, there’s nothing to worry about. Declaring you “Like” How I Met Your Mother is just a sign you enjoyed the show’s witty writing before Barney and Robin got together… for the second time.

However, for one reason or another, you might have liked a page you shouldn’t have. If you’re uncomfortable with unwittingly shilling for companies you no longer support or if you just want to avoid expressing your love for anything embarrassing, here’s the best way to remove your unwanted page Likes:

How to find Facebook pages you’ve liked

1. Visit your profile and click the Likes app (it might be hidden under the application dropdown button).

Doug's Facebook profile

 

2. Scroll to the bottom of your Likes page and click “Show Other Pages.”

Show other pages

3. If you’re like me and have gone on some major liking sprees, you might need to click on the “show more” button to see the complete list.

Facebook Warning

facebook-pages

Over the past four years—Facebook pages have been around since 2009—I’ve liked around 300 different pages. I’m really into Ghostbusters, Disney World and social media, so don’t worry if you haven’t liked as many pages as I have.

To remove a page from your list, you’ll need to unlike it. Hover over a page title, click the Like button, and then select “Unlike.”

unlike page

This is just a demonstration. Please keep liking Portent’s Facebook page.

If you have any troubles or need any other questions answered, feel free to leave me a comment or tweet at me at @SocialDoug.

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7 Comments

  1. If you have the Graph already you of course just search for “Pages I like” ;)

  2. Lisa Sali

    Lisa

    Great post! I absolutely need to clean up my accumulated likes from the past 6 years – wow, how Facebook time flies!

  3. Oh sigh. As a social strategist, I’m always, “liking” pages for clients and their competitors not as a signal that I actually, “like” or “endorse” a company. I’m over 1,000 at this point so it looks like time to clean house. Thanks for the tips, I wonder if there is an app that allows you to unlike in volume. :-)

  4. Jane

    This doesn’t work for business pages – any help on those?

    • Good question. It is possible to find all the pages your business page likes by signing into the Facebook page as your business and scrolling down to the page likes box. Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like on the Portent Facebook page: http://i.imgur.com/EjxocUw.png

  5. Thanks Doug, needed to get a new spin on the likes section of my facebook page. Thanks for showing us how.

  6. Nice post :)

    I’ve actually been doing this all along, as going back a few months later would leave me asking “why did I like page x” in first place.

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