How To Manage Facebook Notifications (Step by Step Guide)

Facebook sends you notifications every once in a while, via text or email. If you have a new message received, tagged in a photo, mentioned in a post, or someone made comments on your wall or photos are some of the notifications that you may have received. You will be able to view these notifications once you log in to your Facebook account. At times, these notifications can be a distraction especially if you find the alert not that important. You will have the option to remove them if you manage your Facebook Notifications settings.

Manage Facebook Notifications

If you want to know the steps on how to delete Facebook notification, clear notifications or completely turn off Notifications, read on below to find out how.

Delete Notifications

Time needed: 3 minutes.

If you want to delete Notifications on the website, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Facebook Account

    Launch browser and go to facebook.com. Then, log in to your Facebook account if you are not log in already.Manage Facebook Notifications

  2. Click on Notifications

    An icon that looks like a bell located at the upper right hand corner. Facebook Notifications

  3. Choose Notification

    From the drop down menu, choose the notification that you want to delete.
    Choose Facebook Notification

  4. Click on the three horizontal lines

    On the notification that you want to delete, click on the three horizontal lines.
    Delete Facebook Notifications

  5. Click on Remove this Notification

    Select and Click on Remove this Notification.

    Facebook Notifications delete

If you want to delete notifications on your smartphone Facebook app, it is similar to the steps mentioned above.

Clear Notifications

You will see a lot of unread notifications when you log in to your Facebook account. Some may be important and some are not. Clearing notifications as soon as you’re done looking into the important ones is pretty easy. You will be able to distinguish if the notification has not been read if you see a blue dot beside it.

Step 1: Launch browser and go to facebook.com. Then, log in to your Facebook account if you are not log in already.

Step 2: At the upper right corner, click on Notifications. An icon that looks like a bell..

Step 3: Select and Click on Mark all as read.

You can only clear notifications on Facebook from the website on your browser, you will not be able to perform the steps above on your smartphone mobile app.

Turn Off Notifications

There are two ways to turn off your Facebook Notifications: turn off for a particular type of alert as soon as they arrive or you can turn off notifications by Category.

Turn off notifications as they arrive

The steps are pretty much the same as the steps on how to delete Facebook Notifications.

Step 1: Launch browser and go to facebook.com. Then, log in to your Facebook account if you are not log in already.

Step 2: At the upper right corner, click on Notifications. An icon that looks like a bell.

Step 3: Choose the notification that you want to turn off from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Click on the three horizontal dots at the notification that you want to turn off.

Step 5: Select and Click on Turn off notifications about this post. If you are turning off notifications from a page, select and click on Turn off status update about this page.

Turn off Notifications by Category

You will have the option to turn off notifications for each type of notification alert.  

Step 1: Launch browser and go to facebook.com. Then, log in to your Facebook account if you are not log in already.

Step 2: Click on the arrow pointing downwards at the upper right corner then click on Settings from the drop down menu.

Step 3: Click on Notifications located at the left side corner of the Settings Section.

Step 4: A list of notifications category will appear. You can expand each category and choose which notifications to turn off according to your own preference.

After performing the step by step guide, you will successfully Manage Notifications on Facebook.

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