Open Facebook Social Reader Links Without Installing The Apps [Chrome/Firefox]

Facebook’s Social Reader let’s you know what your friends are reading or read in the past. Social Reader apps are popular with websites like Guardian, Huffington post, Yahoo etcetera. If you’re friends share a link through any of the social reader apps, then it appears in the respective stream.

When you choose to read a particular shared link and click it, you’ll be taken to a page, where you’ll be asked to install the app. Sometimes, you can click cancel to read the article. But, most of the times you need to install the app to read the article.


There are some articles which you would like to read anonymously. You can always search for the title of the article and then read it. If you install the corresponding app, you might accidentally share what you are reading, even if you are in no mood of sharing it.

So, if you are interested in reading the particular article and don’t wish to accidentally share it with your network in Facebook, there is a chrome extension / firefox plugin named Unsocialize that can help you with it. It helps you read the Social Reader links without installing the apps or any other hassles.

All you have to do is install the Unsocialize for firefox or chrome, then when you right click on the social reader link, in the context menu, there’ll be a new addition called Unsocialize. Click it and then you’ll be taken to the article straight away.

Hope this helped you to get rid of those annoyances. If you liked this simple tool, do share it with your friends. Comment if you have any doubt.