How to Stop Facebook Notifications

By Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2 Permalink 0

There used to be a handy little link on Facebook to “mute notifications” for those times you were one of the first to say congratulations to an engagement/baby/wedding/new job or when someone tagged you and their other 100 closest friends on an update etc. Then it was transitioned out for “stop notifications”, which did the same thing as mute – it stopped your phone from vibrating for every other comment that happened after yours, leaving everyone able to comment at will and let others know how happy we are for them.

Last week it disappeared. This had happened a few times with random Facebook updates, but it went on for long enough and I was getting WAY too many notifications that I didn’t care about. Since I couldn’t mute, I’d delete my comment, erasing myself from the conversation, and likely from the minds of those pages I was commenting on (or this is just me being dramatic).

So, how do you stop Facebook notifications now?

Luckily, while poking around on Facebook tonight, I re-discovered where they hid the link…and you’re never going to guess where it is! (Sorry for that – spent too much time online recently. I promise I won’t tweet that!)

You just have to click the arrow to the right of the update:
How to Stop Facebook Notifications

Voila! No more phone vibrations in the middle of a meeting, or conference call and no more checking Facebook constantly due to these updates on statuses that you actually do not care about.

  • Ted Stauffer
    March 7, 2014

    Likewise, if you click that arrow on a post that you didn’t ever comment on, you get the option to “get notifications,” if you want to follow the thread silently.

  • Aimee Giese | Greeblemonkey
    April 18, 2014

    I do this all the time! Saves so much braindrain. ;)

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