How to stop receiving annoying notifications on Facebook

//How to stop receiving annoying notifications on Facebook

How to stop receiving annoying notifications on Facebook

If you have a lot of Facebook friends or follow a lot of Facebook Pages, the notifications you receive can really add up and become a serious distraction. Knowing how to stop receiving the annoying notifications on Facebook can help keep your account clean and free of unnecessary clutter.

The truth is, Facebook loves notifications. It’s the lifeblood of the platform, sending messages whizzing around accounts, connecting and informing, updating and communicating, revealing and often pushing. In a more prosaic sense notifications are messages, or updates, that inform you about the activities of your friends, applications, pages, and groups you subscribe to. 

Sometimes these notifications can be irritating especially if you have many friends and follow many things. They can block up your personal email account or your notification menu on Facebook.

However, with a few simple clicks you can block these pesky notifications. There are a number of different ways to stop notifications and once you’ve got used them to them they are blindingly simple.

How to stop receiving Facebook notifications on mobile

It may have seemed sneaky but a Facebook mobile update last year included a persistent notification for users to keep up to speed with Facebook notifications at all times. The only problem is users get swamped with notifications about every twitch, sneeze and blink from the friends which not only clogs up inboxes but can be pretty darn irritating too.

If you want to turn it off here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your Facebook app, tap ‘menu’ and tap into the Facebook settings
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the list, under ‘Advanced Notification Settings’ you should see an option to uncheck ‘Ongoing notifications’
  3. Uncheck and that should stop the ongoing notifications

At the same time you can also choose to disable any other notification from Facebook. If you’re a fan of ongoing notifications fair enough. But you might want to turn off the other notifications to keep things in check.

How to stop receiving so many notifications on desktop

Sometimes you might get too many notifications on your profile when using Facebook from a desktop.

  1. You can edit this so you only receive the notifications you want.
  2. Go to the little black arrow at the top (just right of the padlock symbol)
  3. Click on the arrow and in the scroll down menu click on settings
  4. On the left of the page you’ll see a list including ‘notifications’ next to a symbol of the earth
  5. Click on that and you’ll be presented with a list of notification edit options
  6. Edit away to your hearts content
  7. Editing your Facebook newsfeed

Your newsfeed gives you all the updates from your friends and interests but sometimes pesky ads creep in too. If you want to cull your newsfeed here’s how to do it:

  1. Click on ‘Home’ at the top of the page
  2. Click on News Feed on the left side of the page
  3. Navigate to the notification in your News Feed that you want blocked
  4. Place your cursor on the top-right corner of the notification. A faded arrow should be evident.
  5. Click on the arrow to and a floating menu appears that contains several options.
  6. Select the option to ‘Hide that particular user, application, or group’

You may be relieved to know that all notifications from the user you have blocked, or the pesky ads, will be blocked from now on in.

By |2019-03-08T20:24:58+00:00March 8th, 2019|Articles|17 Comments

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