There’s no getting away from the fact that Facebook is the most popular social network in existence, but even the staunchest of fans will admit that the page can look rather cluttered. In addition to the content that you are interested in – the updates from your friends – your Facebook page is also home to adverts, friend suggestions and much more. All of this serves as a distraction and it’s something that Purity can tackle for you.

F.B. Purity is a browser extension that is available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera, and a key feature that it offers is the ability to tidy up the right hand pane. If you’re tried f seeing advertisements and friend suggestions, you can use this extension to banish them forever. The first time you visit Facebook after installing F.B. Purity you will be prompted to run through a fairly extension setup routines that enables you to choose exactly what settings you would like to use.

In addition to hiding unwanted elements from the right hand side of the page, you can also take control of the unwanted spam that undoubtedly clogs up your timeline. If you’re tired of seeing countless Facebook Questions in your timeline, you can remove them forever. You can also ensure that your newsfeed always displays the most recent stories first and you can even change the fonts and background colors that are used.

Of course, it may well be the case that you do not want to black notification from every app, so the existence of a white list is a welcome inclusion. Conversely, you can create a blacklist of news you are simply not interested in – so you need no longer see notification of when your friends gains new friends or like pages on Facebook. F.B. Purity is a great way to strip Facebook back to what it should be. There are advanced options such as using custom CSS and the ability to block individual applications directly from your news stream.

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 If you’ve been annoyed by Facebook, this is an extension that could rekindled your love affair with the social network.