Facebook Notification Settings

Notifications are features that you can turn on or off. It will notify you the moment there is any activity taken on Facebook that involves you. The notifications will be sent to the email address that you registered on your profile. You can’t turn off notifications entirely, but you can adjust how and what you’re notified about. Notifications are updates about Facebook activity

Choose What You’re Notified About

What types of notifications does Facebook send?
Notifications are updates about the Facebook activity. The types of notifications that exist depend on what platform you’re using.

Desktop and Mobile

  • Red Alert Notifications: Notifications that appear above  and . When you have a new notification, a red bubble will appear with the number of new notifications you’ve received. There are separate notifications for friend requests  and messages , and the rest of your notifications will appear over the  globe or  bell icon. Click these icons at any time to view your notifications.
  • Email Notifications: Notifications you receive via email. Learn more about email notifications.
  • Push Notifications: Notifications that appear when you’re not actively using Facebook and help you re-engage with your friends. Learn more about mobile and desktop push notifications.
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). Learn more about text notifications.
How do I turn notifications for Close Friends on or off?

You’ll automatically get notifications when people on your Close Friends list post to Facebook, but you can turn these notifications on or off:

  • Click  at the top right of Facebook and select Settings.
  • Click Notifications in the left column.
  • Click On Facebook.
  • Next to Close Friends activity, select On or Off.
If you’re getting notifications when people post and they aren’t on your Close Friends list, learn how to receive fewer notifications.
How do I turn off notifications for an event?

If you want to stop notifications for an event you’re interested in:

To turn off notifications for an event you’ve responded to with Interested, Going or Maybe:

  • Go to the event.
  • Click  in the top right.
  • Select Notification Settings.
  • Click Off to stop receiving all notifications.
  • Click Done.

If you want to stop notifications from an event you’re not interested in:Decline the invitation when you respond.

If you want to choose what you get notifications about: Learn how to adjust your notification settings.

If you want to adjust your email notifications: Learn how to adjust how often you receive email notifications from Facebook and what you get email notifications about.

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