Facebook Notifications Settings…
Facebook is a social media platform with so many activities occurring simultaneously. Thus to keep you abreast of activities, Facebook sends you notifications to alert you what people on your friends’ list are up to.
This post covers mobile and desktop notifications, red alert notifications, email notifications, push notifications, how to disable all Facebook notifications and other Facebook notifications settings.
Facebook notifications are updates about activities on Facebook. These notifications come up for several reasons. These reasons could be:
- When people on your friends list post on Facebook.
- When you have a friend request.
- One of your friend’s birthdays.
- When you have a pending page update that needs to be done.
- Notifications from groups and pages
Facebook Notification Types
Facebook notifications come in different forms. Let’s consider the different types of notifications available on Facebook.
Facebook notifications come up on devices that the users make use of to access their Facebook accounts. There are majorly two types of devices which include desktop and mobile devices.
Facebook Notifications on Desktop and Mobile Device
Red Alert Notification
These are Facebook notifications that appear above with different symbols representing what you are being notified of. Once you have a new notification, a red bubble pops up with the number of new notifications you’ve received.
This notification comes in the form of a human ahead icon, bell icon, and globe icon, representing friends’ requests, birthdays, etc. You need to tap on this icon anytime to see your notifications.
Users receive this kind of notification on the email account they used to sign up for Facebook. So users searching for notifications on their Facebook activities can check their email linked to it.
These notifications pop up when you are actively using Facebook and help you re-engage with your friends.
These notifications come up when other Facebook users send a message, recently upload something or even like Facebook posts of the user.
This notification pops up on your screen when you are logged in to Facebook and a friend interacts with you.
Tap on the notification to view the story or click “X” to have the notification closed.
This is a notification you receive through mobile text messaging.
Facebook Notifications Settings – How to Turn Facebook Notifications On and Off
Facebook notifications can pose a distraction sometimes and are quite consuming if they are much. The good news is, you can turn them off.
However, you can’t turn off notifications entirely, but you can choose what you’re notified about and how you’re notified.
You can change what you get notified about when you’re on and off Facebook.
While push notifications are sent to you when you aren’t using Facebook, in-app notifications appear as notification dots.
Choose what you get notified about
To do this, follow the steps below;
- Open the website: www.facebook.com
- Carry out the Facebook login process if necessary.
- Click Account in the top right of Facebook.
- Select Settings & Privacy, then click Settings.
- Click Notifications on the left-hand side.
- Click to adjust how you get notifications and what you get notified about.
- Click the “Turn off” button to the right of all notification types you wish to turn off.
I hope this information on Facebook Notifications Settings helped.