How to Remove Facebook Friends (the right way)

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Written by Houston Golden
Founder & CEO, BAMF Media
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Want to clean up your Facebook friends to improve engagement? Removing Facebook Friends is a difficult choice! But, the following tactic is one of the fastest ways to do so. Moreover, it allows you to keep people in your network from the Facebook Groups you love. Using Mass Planner’s Contact module for Facebook, I extracted every Facebook Profile URL from the members of the Facebook Groups I participate in the most, including BAMF. I did this by copying and pasting the Facebook Group URLs into the big extraction box below (see screenshot), then clicking “Extract Users.” Using the same feature, I then extracted all my friends’ Facebook Profile URLs by copying and pasting my personal Facebook Profile URL into the extraction box. BAMF How to Remove Facebook Friends Article Image To export these Facebook Profile URLs into an Excel sheet, I clicked “Export Selected” (on the mid-panel of the screenshot below) after every extraction. Next, I cleared the list for subsequent extractions by clicking “Remove Selected.” BAMF How to Remove Facebook Friends Article Image I uploaded all the Facebook Group members’ profile URLs into a Google Sheet. Then, I removed all the duplicates using the Remove Duplicates Google Sheet Add-On: BAMF How to Remove Facebook Friends Article Image After I’ve removed all the duplicates, I uploaded all my Facebook friend URLs into another Google Sheet tab.I used the Remove Duplicates Add-On again to create a new sheet of Facebook Profile URLs of people not in my favorite Facebook Groups, but who are my Facebook Profile friends.

The Compare Columns or Sheets Magic
To do this, select the option “Compare columns or sheets” on step one. On step three, select Unique Values to output a sheet with Facebook friend URLs of people not in your favorite groups. BAMF How to Remove Facebook Friends Article Image On the last step, make sure to select “New sheet.” BAMF How to Remove Facebook Friends Article Image Your Google Sheet should now have three tabs: BAMF How to Remove Facebook Friends Article Image Go to the last tab (Personal - duplicates). This tab includes many people you want to remove from your network because they’re not in your favorite groups. Start from the bottom because the oldest people in your network get listed there (think high school and college friends). I’d remove anyone who you can’t or have no intention to help because you build relationships by giving. The more you know 😉]]>

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The name’s Houston Golden. I’m the Founder & CEO of BAMF ― a company I’ve grown from $0 (yes, really) to well over $4M in revenue over a span of 3 years.
How did I do it? Well, it’s quite simple, really. I’ve helped hundreds of business owners and executives get major traction (because when they win, we win). I tell you how on this blog.
Growth hacking is a state of mind. Follow along as I explore and expose the unknown growth strategies and tactics that will change the way you think about marketing.

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