How to remove Facebook shortcut

Shortcuts on Facebook are there for noble reasons: to improve the user experience and for quick and convenient navigation. You can go to different areas of Facebook with a single tap without having to scroll or click through pages.

How to remove Facebook shortcut

As effective as they are, you may find that Facebook keyboard shortcuts fill up your screen. Or you might find yourself hitting a shortcut too often by mistake and ending up where you never wanted to go in the first place.

Whatever your reason, you can get rid of most Facebook shortcuts (you can’t remove “Home”, “Notifications” and “Menu”). Keep reading to find out how to do this depending on the devices you’re using.

How to remove Facebook shortcut on iPhone

When you open Facebook from your iPhone, you’ll find a shortcut bar at the bottom of the screen. Here’s the fastest way to remove a shortcut:

  1. Long press the shortcut you want to delete.
  2. Tap “Hide from Shortcut Bar”.
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  3. A temporary field will appear at the very bottom confirming the change just made. If you want to reverse it, you can click on “Settings” in it.
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If you want to further edit your shortcuts and remove them all faster, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner.
  2. Tap on “Settings & Privacy”. This is sometimes also the gear icon at the top.
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  3. Select “Settings”.
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  4. Under “Preferences”, tap on “Shortcuts”.
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  5. Select “Shortcut Bar”.
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  6. Shortcuts that are active and can be changed will appear with a drop-down menu on the right that says Pinned.
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  7. Click the drop-down menu for the shortcut you want to remove.
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  8. Change from “Pin” to “Hide”.
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How to remove Facebook shortcut on Android device

If you are using an Android device, the steps you need to follow to delete Facebook shortcuts are the same as using an iPhone. The only difference is that on Android, the Facebook shortcut bar is at the top of the screen.

To remove a shortcut with a long press:

  1. Long press the shortcut you want to delete.
  2. Click on “Hide in Shortcut Bar” from the context menu.
  3. A temporary box will appear at the bottom confirming the changes made with a link to “Settings”. If you follow the link, you can reverse the steps and get your shortcut back.
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Alternatively, you can remove any shortcut from the bar by going directly to the settings page:

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner.
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  2. Scroll and tap “Settings & Privacy” or use the gear icon.
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  3. Select “Settings”.
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  4. Tap on “Shortcuts”.
  5. Select “Shortcut Bar”.
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  6. Here you will find a list of all removable shortcuts and a drop-down box to the right of them. Shortcuts that are set to “Pinned” appear on the toolbar. Those set to “Automatic” will appear based on how you spend your time on Facebook.
  7. If you want to remove a particular shortcut, click the drop-down menu to the right of it and change it to “Hide – don’t show in navigation bar”.

How to remove Facebook shortcut on iPad

Apple made it so that all of its devices work seamlessly in the same way. To remove a shortcut from the Facebook shortcut bar using an iPad, you need to follow the same steps as on an iPhone.

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Note that the Facebook shortcut bar on the iPad will be at the bottom of the screen. To remove a shortcut:

  1. Long press the shortcut.
  2. Click on “Hide on shortcut bar”.

To remove a shortcut from settings, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the menu item in the lower right corner (three horizontal lines).
  2. Select “Profile Settings”.
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  3. Go to “Shortcut Panel”.
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  4. Each shortcut has a drop-down menu on the right. Click on the shortcut menu you want to remove and select “Hide – don’t show in navigation bar”
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How to remove Facebook shortcut on PC

For those of you using Facebook from a computer, things may look a little different. You still have the Facebook shortcut bar at the top, but you can’t simply tap on the shortcut to remove it.

Instead, if you want to remove the Facebook shortcut from your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Open Facebook.
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  2. On the left you will have a navigation menu with the homepage, your profile, friends and groups.
  3. Hover your mouse over Your representative and then click “Edit” on the right side.
  4. Search for a group/page/game.
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  5. Select “Hide”.
  6. Click the “Save” button.

Frequently asked questions

Are there Facebook shortcuts by default?

Yes, all users have a Facebook shortcut panel. However, users have different shortcuts on the toolbar depending on how they spend time on the platform. These are shortcuts that are set to “Auto” on the settings page.

If I delete the Facebook shortcut, is it gone forever?

No, that’s one of the reasons why you don’t even have the option to remove the shortcut, only hide it. Re-displaying a shortcut is as easy as canceling it.

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Why would I want to remove the Facebook shortcut?

That’s a matter of preference. Some users find their screen too cluttered or accidentally press shortcuts when they don’t want to. For this reason, they preferred to get rid of them altogether. Note that since you cannot remove the main navigation shortcuts, the bar will never disappear.

Cut it short

Facebook has many features that it constantly updates to make life easier and simpler for its users. The Facebook Shortcut Panel is one such feature that aims to make user navigation faster and more efficient.

But if you don’t like it, you can always remove Facebook shortcut by following the steps given in this article depending on the device you are using. Once you’ve deleted the shortcut, you can put it back at any time so you don’t feel like it’s a once-and-for-all process.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions about deleting Facebook shortcuts.

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