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How to disable Facebook notifications on Android

23 mayo, 2021

If you count the number of notifications you receive throughout a day on your mobile, the number is probably quite high. WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram are just some of those that usually fill our smartphone with countless alerts with every action of our contacts. Are you tired of them? We already saw how to configure them in WhatsApp, so now it is Facebook’s turn.

With it, you can reduce the notifications you receive throughout the day on your Android. Although they are a fundamental part of knowing what happens in each of the applications that you have installed on your phone without having to open them, the truth is that sometimes it can become saturated. Therefore, on certain occasions it is interesting to be able to deactivate them.

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How to disable Facebook notifications from the app

Facebook allows you to disable the notifications you receive within the app only in some cases and, in general, eliminate pop-up notifications and via SMS or email on your Android mobile.

You can disable Facebook notifications from your Android mobile by following some simple steps:

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1.Open the app and click on the icon with the three horizontal stripes located in the upper right corner.

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two.Scroll down until you find ‘Settings and privacy’ and click on it, at which point a panel with several options will be displayed.

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3.Click on Settings.

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Four.Scroll down until you find ‘Notifications’, where you must choose ‘Notification settings’.

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At that moment, you will see a new screen from which you can manage all your notifications. You have two options, silence them or disable them. In the first case, all you have to do is swipe to the right on the option ‘Silence push notifications.

By doing so, the app informs you that, even if you silence them, you will continue to see them in the notifications tab, in addition to offering you the possibility to choose the time, which oscillates between 15 minutes and eight hours.

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Right below, you can find the ‘Notifications you receive’. If you click on the options, you will be able to see in detail the type of notification that is activated.

You must bear in mind that in some cases, such as ‘Comments’ or ‘Tags’ you can deactivate the notifications that you receive in a pop-up way on your mobile, by SMS or mail, but not within the application, so every time you enter , you will always see the notice in red to remind you that there is something new in your Facebook account.

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In other options, such as ‘Birthdays’ or ‘Reminders’, Facebook does offer the possibility of completely remove notifications, both within the app and those that we receive in a pop-up way on the Android mobile, via SMS or by email.

How to disable Facebook notifications from mobile

Apart from the app itself, you can also disable notifications from Facebook (or any other application) from the mobile Settings. To do so, you must follow a few simple steps, although remember that these may vary depending on your mobile and the operating system you use, in our case, we have used a Xiaomi Mi A1 with Android 9 Pie:

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1.Open your phone’s Settings and look for ‘Applications and notifications’.


two.Click on Facebook.


3.Click on Notifications.

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Four.Turn off the ‘Show notifications’ option.