How do I stop unwanted stories on Facebook?

Open the app and select the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the main page. Choose “Filters” and enable the toggle next to “Hide Stories” to prevent Stories from appearing.

Why am I seeing random stories on Facebook?

There are two options. One is that person and you was connected before, you may be in the contact or connected list of that person so you see his or her story. Another one says that you have followed that person or that person has set his privacy of story into “public” so that everyone can see it.

Can you get rid of stories on Facebook?

You can delete a Facebook Story before its day-long life has elapsed in a matter of seconds. After Facebook Stories disappear automatically, the stories are still stored in an archive, so to completely remove them, you can also delete your stories from the archive.

How do I stop random posts on Facebook?

In order to prevent random people from posting on your timeline or tagging you in embarrassing photos or posts, click on the security lock icon on the top-right corner of the Facebook and go to timeline and Tagging settings in the left column.

Why am I getting strangers Facebook posts?

Essentially, Facebook is just emulating the way it already handles mentions of friends — you already see posts from strangers mentioning your friends. Still, the change might not go over so well with those who don’t want the social network to make assumptions about the types of content they want in their News Feed.

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How do I block unwanted videos on Facebook?


  1. Go to the drop-down menu at the top right of the page.
  2. Select “Settings & Privacy” > “Settings.”
  3. Look for the “Videos” listing on the left-hand menu. Inside of that option is a toggle where you can turn off autoplaying videos.

Why am I seeing Facebook Stories from non friends?

The reason why “Other Viewers” appears on your Facebook story views is that you’ve changed your story’s privacy setting to “Public”. If you’ve changed your story’s privacy setting from “Friends” to “Public”, users who are not friends with you on Facebook will be able to see your story.