How to Delete Favorites in the Facebook App for iPhone

by Anthony Oster
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The Favorites function in the iPhone's Facebook app enables you to organize your list of friends, giving you fast access to the people you contact the most. While previously, the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps were two separate programs, the most recent update to the iPhone's Facebook App has merged the functionality of Facebook Messenger into the standard Facebook app. The Favorites list is linked directly to Facebook's chat feature, enabling you to send instant messages to friends who are online and leave private messages to those who are offline.

Step 1

Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone. Touch any area in the app and slide your finger to the left to access the Favorites menu.

Step 2

Tap "Edit" to remove friends from your Favorites list. You must first have friends saved to your Favorites list before you can remove anyone.

Select the red minus-sign-shaped icon next to the friend that you would like to remove from your Favorites list and then click "Done."


  • Removing a friend from your Favorites list will not remove unwanted friends from your Friends list, or limit their access to your profile.


  • You can add friends to your Favorites list by selecting "Edit," then pressing the green plus-sign-shaped icon next to your friend.


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About the Author

Anthony Oster is a licensed professional counselor who earned his Master of Science in counseling psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has served as a writer and lead video editor for a small, South Louisiana-based video production company since 2007. Oster is the co-owner of a professional photography business and advises the owner on hardware and software acquisitions for the company.

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