How to Get Rid of Facebook Reviews

At first, when people used Facebook’s review feature on our district page, it was harmless. They gave us a nice review, or they used it to announce a PTA meeting. No big deal. There weren’t many star reviews.

But then we had a few snow days. People started accusing us of hating children and not caring about their safety. The star reviews decreased when people disagreed with our snow-day decisions. That was unpleasant, but we understood that Facebook is an opportunity for two-way communications.

Then someone posted an inappropriate, personal rant that violated our policies, and it really became a problem. You cannot delete a review, and flagging the post did not work. I looked for a way to get rid of the reviews entirely, but I could not find it anywhere in the settings.

Finally, after extensive Googling, I found it in the least intuitive place. You go to “edit page,” then to “edit settings.” Click on “page info,” and then click on “address.” Under the map, there is a check box that says “show map, check-ins and star ratings on the page.” You have to uncheck this box.

So the downside is that your patrons can’t check in on Facebook at your site, but for us, this was a small price to pay.

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About Nicole Kirby, APR

Nicole Kirby, APR is the director of communication services for the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Mo. She is a past NSPRA vice president for the South Central region and a past MOSPRA president. She was named one of NSPRA's Learning and Liberty Legacy Leaders, and she received the NSPRA Frontrunner Award and the MOSPRA Professional of the Year Award.

6 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Facebook Reviews

  1. Thanks for the valuable information Nicole. You are such a great social media resource, I had been looking for that function. You saved me a lot of time.

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