Facebook must be going mad: a Facebook news feed inside another Facebook news feed? Who? What? Why? Here is a tutorial on how o remove the one in the right corner.
Perhaps you are among those that were bothered by the introduction of the Facebook Ticker in your account, distracting you from other duties within the social network, and not being able to remove it from the Facebook configuration panel.
But, fortunately, you will be glad to hear that, with the help of some clever extensions for Firefox and Chrome, you can now get rid / hide the Facebook Ticker.
Hide Facebook Ticker in Firefox:
Let’s start with Firefox, since the extension Hide FB Ticker enables us to eliminate the ticker in a few seconds and that is what we were looking for. To do this you need youneed to install the extension and restart the browser. When you go back into your Facebook account you will notice that the Facebook ticker has disappeared. Notice that the Hide FB Ticker extension removes the ticker from: your homepage, Chat-Bar and Games-Page.
There is another option and this enables you to remove the entire right column of Facebook (Ticker and Chat-Bar included). Here is what you need to do: install the Greasemonkey add-on and after that the Remove Facebook Right-Column script. Of course, after you finished installing the script, restart Firefox and you’re done!
Hide Facebook Ticker in Chrome:
For Google Chrome there are different options, you only have to perform a search to find many alternatives. There are some that perform other operations too , but if we focus on our main goal here, the best is an extension called Facebook News Ticker Remover, which performs only one task: hide the Facebook Ticker. The advantage of Chrome is that you don’t need to restart the browser (just refresh Facebook), so it is more comfortable.
Privacy issues with the Facebook Ticker:
As noted on some Web sites, in fact, the ability to follow real-time updates of your friends also implies the ability to access the content posted by unknown users, which are also present in the contact list of friends, thus allowing them to “eavesdrop” on your exchange of information.
To avoid falling into this big or small problem (which varies depending on the sensitivity of each), experts advise to amend your privacy settings. In particular, you should change the publication manner of each post, making sure that it is not published publicly, but it is read only by a few friends or selected contacts.