Facebook "People You May Know" Disable?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by johndallas999, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a

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    My facebook app on my iphone just recently started to show a "People You May Know" section at the very top of all my friends posts and I cant figure out how to get rid of it? Anyone know?
     
  2. shandyman Suspended

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    Mne has just started doing this now, annoying!!!
     
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Very easy to get rid of it. Press the home button to exit the app. Touch the app and hold it until it jiggles. Touch the X that appears on the top left and then touch Delete.
     
  4. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I think they mean how to get rid of the people you know part of the app, not the entire app...
     
  5. Vundu macrumors 65816

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  6. tomtom27 macrumors newbie

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    Use other Facebook app such as "Friendly for Facebook".
     
  7. kicko macrumors 65816

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    other options are

    beejive for FB - it includes status updates

    Facely - i thought it was ok but too tabby

    Tweetdeck - new version is pretty nice! merged timelines!!

    Seesmic - also handles twitter and FB

    I would say this "people you may know" is FB version of twitters quick bar AKA #dickbar

    dislike
     
  8. The Phazer, Apr 26, 2011
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    The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Not much you can do about it except give it a one-star review, complain on Facebook's page about the iPhone app and hope they fix it.

    Hopefully they can do something about the fact it doesn't cache worth a damn any more, keeps crashing and you still can't copy and paste at the same time.
     
  9. b166er macrumors 68020

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    the facebook app is a mess. Hard to believe they would invest such little interest in making it useable. As popular as facebook is, as popular as the iPhone is, why not give us an app that actually works?

    The "people you may know" is extremely annoying. Nothing worse than accidentally friend requesting someone you don't even like in the real world.

    I guess the best options have already been stated- give it a poor rating, or switch to one of the 3rd party facebook apps.
     
  10. andybrown44 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Why the hell have they added this? As if it's not enough seeing random people that I 'may know' (most of which I do actually know, but have no interest in adding on Facebook) on the Facebook website, now I have to see them in this horrible intrusive bar on the Facebook app. I quite like the Facebook app on the odd occasion that they update it and it actually works, but this latest addition is far too intrusive and I'm confused as to why they thought this was a good idea! Rant over.
     
  11. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    My wife has it on hers, but mine doesn't. We both have the same one also, both up to date.
     
  12. Rayfire, Apr 26, 2011
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    Same I don't have it either.
     
  13. imurcharliez macrumors newbie

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  14. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    Have you, by any chance, recursively added every person you know, every person every person you know knows, etc. etc. ... pretty much a friends list of 6 billion people?

    that'd explain it! ;)
     
  15. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    i don't have it either. feel like i'm missing out :(
     
  16. andybrown44 macrumors regular

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    It has stopped doing it now on my app! Has it stopped for everyone else? Maybe they have decided to listen to all the 1 star reviews...
     
  17. kicko macrumors 65816

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    Same here it stopped as of yesterdy, I had it for 3 days.
     
  18. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Stopped on mine too thankfully. Now if I could just stop getting the same notification over and over I'd be happy.
     
  19. kicko macrumors 65816

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    they're back!


    soon as you thought you were no longer annoyed they have returned this "people you may know" junk
     
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  21. kicko macrumors 65816

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    i wouldnt mind if it was on the menu screen but not on the walls... c'mon Mark!
     
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  23. kicko macrumors 65816

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    its so strange, now mines been gone for 2 days. Its like it appears every mid-week.
     
  24. kicko macrumors 65816

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    I know there was an update earlier this week but i really think theres something to this mid-week "people u may know" junk. MAybe its FB's version of #FF
     
  25. donna8 macrumors newbie

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    switch to another app

    I removed the facebook app and installed the suggested 'friendly for facebook' app on my iphone. The annoying pictures of 'people you may know' do not show up on the timeline under the new app. Hooray!
     

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