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How To Remove Reels From Facebook?

Reels is a new video platform launched by Facebook. It lets users create short videos with multiple tracks and intros, similar to a Vlog or Video Blog. Reels can be used as a personal branding tool, to showcase your skills, or just for fun.

But if you’re not into vlogging, you might find it annoying. Reels can be distracting, so some Facebook users want to hide them. Here’s how to remove Facebook reels.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to disable Reels on the Facebook app. Let us show you how that works.

How to remove Reels from Facebook?

Unfortunately, there is no option to turn off the display of short videos on Facebook right now. Because the “hide” button in the three-dot menu does not work, it is worthless. But there are still ways to remove reels from Facebook’s Android app.

1. Disable Autoplay for Reels or Short Videos

The easiest way to disable annoying reels from playing is to turn off autoplay in the app settings. Here’s how:

  1. Launch Facebook on Android.
  2. Click on the Top-right hamburger menu.
  3. Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings.
  4. Now, scroll down and click on Media
  5. From Autoplay, section enable Never Autoplay Videos.

Now, Facebook app reels won’t play automatically.

2. Install the Older Facebook Version

If you’re annoyed by reels and would like to remove this feature from Facebook, then you can downgrade to an older version of the Facebook application. You can uninstall your current Facebook app by following these steps.

  1. First, Open Google Play Store and search for Facebook.
  2. Tap on the Facebook app and click on Uninstall button.
  3. Now confirm the uninstallation of the current Facebook app.

Now, that you have uninstalled the newer version of Facebook. Let’s install the older version from the third-party website.

  1. First, Download the old Facebook version 300.
  2. Install the APK file and you’re done.

So, now you have successfully installed the older version of Facebook, make sure to disable the auto-updates from Google Play Store. Here’s how to do it:

  1. First, Open Google Play Store and search for Facebook on it.
  2. You can see the three-dot menu at the top-right corner.
  3. Now uncheck it to disable Enable auto-update.

3. Using Facebook in Browser

Facebook in your browser is the other option for using Facebook. Short videos and other extras like audios and video rooms are not available on the Facebook mobile site.

Now you won’t see any reels on Facebook.


Why Are People Saying Reels Similar to TikTok?

The new app, Reels isn’t the first of its kind. Users can create videos with filters or add music and other effects, add friends, and then share their creations through the different social media platforms they are signed up to. TikTok rivals – why are people saying Reels is similar to TikTok? Well, it’s because that is exactly what Reels does.

But when you look into it a little bit deeper, there are some pretty key differences between the two apps.

Using Third-Party Facebook Apps?

I won’t suggest using third-party applications for Facebook, because they won’t be secure as the official Facebook app itself.

How To Remove Reels From Facebook?

There’s no straightforward way to disable Facebook reels, but we shared the working methods above.

William Keener

William is a tech writer at Hacktoday. He's been writing how-to guides for about 4 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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