Kill Feed – A Simple app to kill Facebook/Quora explained

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Are you among those who spend endless hours on Facebook/Quora? Do you want to save all that time for something useful. Here I will present a simple way to buy back that time wasted doing endless scrolling on popular social networks for chrome users.

If you are not a programmer or not interesting in learning how to do it,  you can use already existing solutions in “Kill News Feed” or “News Feed Eradicator“.

For programmers, I will explain step by step way to create your own chrome plugin which will do this right from scratch.

Prerequisites: Basic CSS and jQuery.

Kill Feed!

  1. Create a new folder and name it KillFeed.

  2. Create a new file and name it manifest.json

  3. Open file and add following code to it.

{

"name": "Kill Feed",
"version": "1.0",
"description": "Saves your precious time by kill Facebook/Quora news feed.",
"manifest_version": 2,
"permissions": [
"http://www.facebook.com/*",
"https://www.facebook.com/*",
"http://www.quora.com/*",
"https://www.quora.com/*"
],
"content_scripts": [
{
"matches": ["http://www.facebook.com/*", "https://www.facebook.com/*",                         "http://www.quora.com/*", "https://www.quora.com/*"],
"js": ["jquery.js", "killer.js"],
"run_at": "document_idle"
}
]
}

This code does following things: Name your new chrome app, gives basic descriptions, asks for permissions for accessing your content on facebook and quora and runs when document becomes idle.

  1. Create a file killer.js and add following code to it.
var html = "
<h1>Your Time is precious!</h1>
";

setInterval(function(){
// Replace feed
$("div#pagelet_home_stream").replaceWith(html);//Facebook
$("div[id^='topnews_main_stream']").replaceWith(html);//Facebook
$("div.feed_col").replaceWith(html); //Quora

// Removes feed
$("div#pagelet_ticker").remove();//Facebook ticker
$("div.feed_wrap").remove(); //Quora Feed
$("div.above_page_banner").remove(); //Quora alert to refresh
$("div#pagelet_trending_tags_and_topics").remove(); //Facebook
}, 1000);

This step creates a nice message to show instead of your feed and than kills the feed via jQuery selectors.

To install this brand new app, Open your chrome to chrome://extensions/ and click Load unpacked extensions. Now browse to your folder KillFeed which you created in Step 1.

And you are done.!

Goodbye Facebook/Quora.!

Note: This app is just a reminder to you that your time is really precious which if  undesired can be revoked by deleting/disabling the app via Chrome extensions link.

For complete code: https://github.com/Hiteshm01/news-feed-eradicator. You can download and load this directly in chrome.

Let us know how much time you saved using this simple app.