How To Get Rid Of Facebook’s Coloured Statuses

Is your Facebook suddenly filled with brightly coloured, gradiented placards in the place of regular Facebook statuses? Some people seem to love them, but if you’re someone who prefers to browse updates that aren’t screaming in your face with vivid colours, here’s some good news: there’s already a ‘fix’ for it.

The feature is part of Facebook-based browser extension, F.B. Purity, which we’ve featured multiple times before here at Lifehacker. It’s available for Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge, Safari, Opera and Maxthon.

True to form, F.B. Purity had an update out for coloured statuses almost as soon as the feature was rolled out on Facebook yesterday (it seems to be trialling on Android devices only at the moment, if you’re curious). The extension will simply turn all coloured statuses back into normal statuses if the ‘hide coloured statuses’ box is ticked.

In case you haven’t heard of it before, F.B. Purity is a great-all round Facebook tool — you can use it to block updates from apps and games, get rid of useless “Jane liked a story on this page” posts and generally customise your news feed with only the things you want to see. Happy Facebooking!

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