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I’m helping to develop a website that implements the Facebook “like” button. During testing, I’ve liked a couple of pages on the website with my Facebook account using the like button. I want to “unlike” these pages, so that I can see the like button in its regular state again.

However, I can’t see any record of these likes in my Facebook account. The like button itself doesn’t provide any “unlike” option either, even though it shows the “like” count of the page as 1.

How can I remove my like of these pages?

  • Does the like button your using link you to a page on facebook? – Matt May 31 '11 at 16:00
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    @Matt: it doesn’t. However, I have just spotted it does let me reverse my like. Oh dear. – Paul D. Waite May 31 '11 at 16:14
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Ah — now it looks like it does let me reverse my like of the page.

When I hover over the button, a little cross appears. Clicking on the cross reverses my like of the page.

This cross may have been present before, but I didn’t notice it. Or it may be that when a URL is liked for the first time via the like button, it takes a while for the un-liking functionality to become available.

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Make sure you are logged in to Facebook.

  1. Go to your likes in Facebook and find the external page it links to and copy it (right click and copy url works well); example: https://www.groupon.com/clicky
  2. Go to the Facebook developers page for creating a like button.
  3. In the box for "URL to Like" paste in the URL that you copied at step 1.
  4. A preview of the like button will appear; it will be greyed out, since you have already liked that page. You can use this preview to unlike that page.
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Since Facebook doesn't always show all likes even in your own timeline, you might not be able to see the post showing the unwanted like. Because of that, you might have to go to your activity log:

  • Go to your profile
  • In the upper-right corner, there is a button to the activity log
  • Alternatively, the link is https://www.facebook.com/[your_user_name]/allactivity
  • The link will be there, can be removed or even marked as spam if necessary

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