Here’s how to get rid of those Facebook stickers

But why would anyone less Pusheen in their lives?

 

Marisa Kabas

Tech

Published Oct 14, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 10:05 am CDT

On Monday we received the wonderful news that Facebook now allows stickers to be shared in the comments of status updates (on personal profiles, at least). But just as quickly as this good fortune entered our lives, so did evil in the form of unsticker.me.

It was created by Rodney Folz, a student at UC Berkeley, a software engineer at Pinterest, and an overall fun-killer. He developed the Firefox and Chrome addon to rid your Facebook of stickers. Meaning he created something that has the potential to cleanse Facebook of Pusheen.

And he’s gloating about it:

Hate Facebook stickers and fun? Me too! I made a Firefox & Chrome addon to hide every sticker comment on Facebook. https://t.co/rRVxBqj02Q

— Rodney Folz (@rodneyfolz) October 14, 2014

Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin announced the new development in a blog post on Monday.

“Stickers have been a delightful way to communicate in messages, and I’m happy to announce we’re bringing them to comments across Facebook,” he wrote. “Just tap the smiley face icon in the bottom-right of any comment field to pick a sticker to send. It’ll be available to all posts from people, in groups, and on events now. I think stickers will allow people to reply to a variety of posts in a more fun way than words alone. You can now easily show your excitement for a post with good news, cheer up a friend who’s feeling down, and express a variety of more nuanced reactions.”

This update has been a long time coming, but Folz spent mere hours on his add-on.

the whole four hours I spent on https://t.co/S6WDU1poEP was worth it just for the two dozen new twitter followers

— Rodney Folz (@rodneyfolz) October 14, 2014

So if you don’t want to make a friend smile or don’t feel like chuckling at Pusheen being a DJ, then download unsticker.me.

Photo via Cat/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 14, 2014, 6:53 pm CDT