How to delete Facebook notifications

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Facebook notifications can be annoying if you don't keep an eye on them. Find out how to manage Facebook notifications.

If you want to know how to delete Facebook notifications, how to clear notifications on Facebook or how to completely disable Facebook notifications, here's what you need to know.

How to delete Facebook notifications

Let's start with the most important question: How do I get rid of notifications on Facebook?

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



  • Go up Facebook.com and log into your account.
  • Click on the bell of notifications in the upper right corner.
  • Find the notification you want to hide.
  • Click the three horizontal points next to the notification you want to delete.
  • Select Remove this notification .

The process for deleting Facebook notifications on the smartphone app is similar. Just launch the app and tap the tab Notifications . Once you find the warning you want to get rid of, tap on the three dots and choose Remove this notification .

How to clear all Facebook notifications

When you log into Facebook and see a pile of unread notifications, we recommend clearing them as soon as possible. If you click on the bell icon, the red dot of unread notifications disappears.

However, you haven't really solved the problem. If you don't clear your notifications, they'll come back as soon as you get a new alert. To permanently clear notifications on Facebook, you need to mark them all as read.

Oddly, there is no way to clear unread notifications from the smartphone app without clicking on each one. Instead, you need to run the process from the web app.


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


  • Go up Facebook.com and log into your account.
  • Click on the icon Notifications in the upper right corner.
  • Click on the three horizontal points.
  • Select Mark all as read .

How to disable Facebook notifications

Hopefully, the last two sections have helped you keep tabs on existing Facebook notifications. But that's only half the battle. You have to make sure that you don't get bothered by all that notification spam in the future, otherwise you'll quickly end up in the same location.

There are two ways to approach the problem. You can turn off notifications for particular types of alerts as soon as they arrive, or you can implement a more holistic approach from Facebook's Settings menu.

How to turn off Facebook notifications as soon as they arrive

The process for turning off Facebook notifications as soon as they arrive is similar to the process for deleting Facebook notifications.

Follow the steps below to know the process on the web app:

  • Type Facebook.com in your browser and log into your account.
  • Click on the icon Notifications in the upper right corner.
  • Find a notification you want to turn off.
  • Click on three points .
  • Select Disable notifications of this type (the exact wording may change depending on the type of notification).

Note: if you are disabling notifications from a page, you will also see an option for disable all notifications from this page .)


Smartphone users can see the same list of options by opening the app, tapping the Notifications tab and selecting the three dots next to the notification in question.

How to disable Facebook notifications by category

If you access the Facebook Settings menu, you can turn off notifications for any type of alert (e.g. birthdays, people you may know, events, pages you follow, etc.).


You can also use the menu to reactivate a notification you previously disabled using the first method we discussed.

To disable Facebook notifications by category, use these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Go up Facebook.com and log into your account.
  2. Click the down arrow in the upper right corner.
  3. Select Settings and privacy> Settings from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the panel on the left side of the page, click Notifications .

You will now see a list of all the different categories of notifications. To disable a certain type of notification, expand the section and make the desired changes. You can disable certain categories of notifications with a simple switch; others (like Groups ) give you control over email and SMS notifications, as well as granular control over which groups you specifically want to disable.


It's also worth scrolling to the bottom of the list to the How do I get notifications section. In it, you can select the browser and the email notifications you receive. You can choose to get Facebook suggested notifications if you can't worry about customizing everything, but you'll likely find yourself getting too much spam anyway.

How to stop Facebook notifications altogether

You can't disable all kinds of Facebook notifications in the web app, but you can completely stop Facebook notifications on Android and iOS.

Remember: you will not receive alerts of any kind if you follow these instructions.

How to stop Facebook notifications on Android

To completely stop Facebook notifications on Android, follow these steps:


  • Open the app Settings on your Android device.
  • Select App and notification .
  • In the next window, tap See all apps .
  • Scroll down to Facebook and touch it.
  • Toccata Notifications .
  • Slide the switch next to Show notification in position off 

How to stop Facebook notifications on iOS

If you have an iOS device, follow these steps to stop Facebook notifications:

  • Open the app Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Select Notifications from the menu.
  • Scroll down to Facebook and touch the voice.
  • At the top of the new window, slide the switch next to Consenti notified in position off .

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