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Stop Unwanted Facebook Notifications

Stop Unwanted Facebook Notifications by Tracy O'Clair

With nearly five thousand Facebook friends and 20 Facebook Pages, I’ve found a few ways to reduce Facebook notifications. Here are my tips. May the odds ever be in your favor.

Fix Facebook Notifications Settings

You’re first stop should always be your Facebook settings. Find the “Settings” button and then click on “Notifications”.  There are multiple ways Facebook can send you a notification including directly in the Facebook application or website, via email, through desktop or mobile (i.e. browser, phone), and through text message.

I suggest turning everything off in email, desktop/mobile and text message and then selecting specific notifications to receive directly on Facebook. You will find numerous Facebook notifications that you can turn on or off. You can choose to see birthdays, fundraisers and more.

Facebook is constantly updating. Facebook Notification settings should always be your first defense against annoying notifications.

Avoid Facebook Page Notifications

If you are connected to a Facebook Page, you should visit the Page notification settings and turn those off as well. There’s a couple ways to manage Facebook Page notifications. Most notable are Facebook Business Manager and Facebook Pages Mobile Application. You do not want to have Page notifications coming to your personal Facebook account.

Block Nasty Facebook Apps

If you’re like me, you can’t stand Facebook Games. I have blocked so many, I don’t even know what people are playing these days! When you get a notification to play a game or participate in an app, you can block it by hovering over the notification and clicking on the three dots that appear. There you will find options to either hide or block the application. The more apps you block, the less Facebook notifications you will receive.

Turn Off Post Notifications

If you comment on a post but do not want to receive notifications every time someone else comments on the same Facebook post, you can turn off Facebook notifications about a specific post. Repeat the same steps as noted above in the “Block Nasty Facebook Apps” section of this blog to see those settings. This is a great little trick when you want to say congratulations or happy birthday on someone’s life event but do not want to participate in a larger conversation.

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