Facebook Notification Settings

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This article is a quick guide on how to adjust your Facebook notifications settings. Facebook notifications are updates about the Facebook activity.

The types of notifications that exist depend on what platform you’re using. You can’t turn off notifications entirely, but you can adjust how and what you’re notified about.

In this article, you will learn the types of Facebook notifications that are available, and how to adjust your Facebook notification settings.

Types of Available Facebook Notifications

Desktop and Mobile

Red Alert Notifications: Notifications that appear above the bell icon. When you have a new notification, a red bubble will appear with the number of new notifications you’ve received.

Email Notifications: Notifications you receive via email.

Push Notifications: Notifications that appear when you’re not actively using Facebook.

Desktop Only

Pop-up Notifications: Notifications that pop up on your screen when you’re logged in to Facebook and a friend interacts with you (example: posts on your timeline). Click the notification to see the story or click “X” to close the notification.

Mobile Only

Text Notifications: Notifications you receive via mobile text messaging (SMS).

How to Adjust Facebook Notifications Settings

Your Facebook notifications can be customized for both online and offline use. The notification dots in the Facebook app are different from the push notifications that are received while you aren’t using the app.

To choose what you get notified about, follow the settings below.

  • Click the down-filled triangular arrow icon at the top-right corner and select Settings.
  • Click Notifications on the left.
  • Click to adjust how you get notifications and what you get notified about.

That’s all about the types of available Facebook notifications and how to adjust your Facebook notifications settings.

How do I control what Facebook Notifications I Receive?

You can’t completely disable notifications, but you can select what you want to be notified about or how you want to be notified.

Once you’re online or offline, you can modify what you’re notified about. When you’re not using Facebook, you’ll get real-time notifications, but in-app notifications will appear as notification icons.

below are the step-by-step procedures on how to choose the notifications you want to receive:

  • In the upper right side of Facebook, tap account.
  • Then, under Settings & Privacy, tap Settings.
  • On the bottom left, tap Notifications.
  • Click to customize your notification settings, including how and what you’re notified about.

How can I change the settings on my Facebook email Notifications?

If you don’t want to receive Facebook emails, you can unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of any Facebook email you receive.

Email notifications are Facebook alerts sent to your mail inbox. To change your Facebook email updates, follow the procedures below:

  • In the upper right side of Facebook, tap account.
  • Then, under Settings & Privacy, tap Settings.
  • On the upper left, select Notifications.
  • Pick Email.
  • Here you can modify your email notification settings, including how often and for what content you receive emails.

Please remember that if the notification comes from a non-Facebook app, don’t hesitate to block it.

Also See: How To Clear Your Facebook Search History

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