Delete notifications on Facebook

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Delete notifications on Facebook

How to Delete Facebook Notifications

Facebook has a reputation for spamming its users. The smartphone app bombards you with notifications. Every day, dozens of emails arrive. And you can expect to see a lot of new notifications every time you log into the web app.

Fortunately, this does not have to be the case. Here’s what you need to know if you want to delete Facebook notifications, clear Facebook notifications, or turn off Facebook notifications completely.

Let’s start with the most important question: How do you delete Facebook notifications?

If you want to remove a Facebook notification from the web app, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to Facebook.com and log into your account.
  2. Click on the Notifications bell in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Find the notification that you want to hide.
  4. Click on the three horizontal dots alongside the notification you want to delete.
  5. Select Remove this notification.

The procedure for removing Facebook notifications from the smartphone app is similar. Simply launch the app and select the Notifications tab. When you’ve located the alert you want to remove, tap the three dots and select Remove this notification.

How to Clear All Facebook Notifications

When you log into Facebook and see a stack of unread notifications, you’ll want to get rid of them as soon as possible. When you click on the bell icon, the red dot representing unread notifications disappears.

However, you have not fully resolved the issue. If you do not clear the notifications, they will reappear as soon as a new alert arrives. To permanently delete Facebook notifications, mark them all as read.

Surprisingly, there is no way to delete unread notifications from the smartphone app without clicking on each one individually. Instead, you must carry out the procedure through the web app.

To mark all of your Facebook notifications as read, follow the guide below:

  1. Head to Facebook.com and log into your account.
  2. Click on the Notifications icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Click on the three horizontal dots.
  4. Select Mark all as read.

How to Turn Off Facebook Notifications

Hopefully, the previous two sections have assisted you in gaining control of your existing Facebook notifications. However, this is only half the battle. You must take care not to be bothered by all of that notification spam in the future, or you will quickly find yourself in the same situation.

There are two approaches to the problem. You can either turn off notifications for specific types of alerts as they arrive, or you can use Facebook’s Settings menu to take a more comprehensive approach.

How to Turn Off Facebook Notifications as They Arrive

To turn off Facebook notifications as they arrive, follow the same steps as to delete Facebook notifications.

To learn about the process on the web app, follow the steps below:

  1. Type Facebook.com into your browser and log into your account.
  2. Click on the Notifications icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Find a notification that you want to turn off.
  4. Click on the three dots.
  5. Select Turn off notifications of this type (the exact wording may change depending on the type of notification).

(Note: When you disable notifications on a page, you will also see the option to Turn off all notifications from this page.)

Smartphone users can see the same options by opening the app, going to the Notifications tab, and clicking the three dots next to the notification in question.

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