BlinkFeed has become quite the hit for HTC and its Sense user interface, giving you an easy way to snack on information from your social networks, or news, or even upcoming events in your calendar. Just swipe over from the main home screen, and there it is. But if you don't want it there, it's easy to remove.

There are, however, a couple of ways to do it.

The first way to remove BlinkFeed from your home screen

Here's the first option for removing BlinkFeed from your home screen.

  1. Long-press on an empty space on your home screen.
  2. Choose Manage home screen pages.
  3. Slide over until the BlinkFeed panel is in the center of your screen.
  4. Press the remove button.

To add BlinkFeed back later, just tap the +BlinkFeed icon.

The other way to remove BlinkFeed from your home screen

  1. While on your home screen, pinch your fingers together as if you're zooming out on a map or image.
  2. At the top of the screen you'll see thumbnails of your home screen.
  3. Tap and hold on the BlinkFeed thumbnail, then drag it to the top right Remove button.

If you want to add BlinkFeed back with this method, again, look for the +BlinkFeed icon.

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How to remove BlinkFeed from your home screen in Sense 6.0


And here I am on my Note 3, waiting for blinkfeed to become available for all devices so I can use it instead of my magazine.

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Hah, use them both and try again. My magazine is slow, clunky, and you have exactly 4 feeds to choose from

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I still have them both in front of me now and your right about the 4 feeds, wrong about the slow and clunky. It is a 1.0 app that will mature with age. For most they wont even use that feature...

Yeah right, if I accidentally use my my magazine action I have to wait almost 5 seconds for it to load, then another 2 for it to close. It's seriously my slowest loading app

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Agreed. It's rather unobtrusive to begin with and as long as you have the refresh set a a reasonable rate, battery drain is a non-issue. Now if they would only allow custom feeds....

Off Topic..
But.. Looking at that opening picture, between the Navbar & Logo so much potential screen area was just wasted.
I don't buy that line about "we needed the space below for eletronics.. They could have shielded the screen in that area and gotten another 2/10ths of screen and still had their precious logo by making it just a little smaller or shaved some height off the device.

Just because you don't believe it doesn't mean it's not true! And, the haters should like the bezel on the m8 because at least it gives them SOMETHING to hate! Ha!

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It was the first thing I got rid of. They never update it. Also got rid of Google Now, or whatever it is when you swipe up.

I can't put the damn phone down because of blink feed! Was using "flip something or another" before blinkfeed erased it out of my mind!

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Loving blink feed on the M8. I switched breifly to the GEL home and then quickly switched back to blinkfeed & sense 6. Its smooth and perfect imo. And yes I have the GS5 sitting right next to me and it is a nice phone. I like the water resistant and dust resistant features but it does not hold a candle to the M8 in terms of everyday usability and fluidity.

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Simply Install Google Now Launcher. It can be found in the Play Store. Set it as "default" If you get tired, bored or the design & function is not your cup of java, you can always switch back to HTC Sense. I currently have Lollipop 5.0.2 and the interface is cleaner, refined & sweeter!