How to Clear/Delete Notifications on Facebook & Messenger

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In this article, learn how to delete/remove/clear Facebook notifications in the App, and PC. Also, manage when & where you get notified, how to stop unwanted notifications on Facebook and Messenger. So let dig in …

If you have hundreds of friends and following tens of pages on FB. Then the notification you receive from time to time can become a real mess. There are millions of people who use Facebook on a daily basis. People use it for celebrating their birthdays, find a job, video & audio calls, using the marketplace on FB, and much more.

Depends on settings on Facebook, you could have set rules for receiving various types of notifications. Let’s say, whenever you share/post something, most of your friends do comment on that post, thus you are getting notified on each comment and reaction. Similarly for other activities too.

However, when you comment on someone else post you are actually signing for the notification. Unfortunately, there are no such settings to bulk get rid of Facebook notifications. Moreover, there are ways to manage and delete individual Facebook notifications. I am gonna explain everything related to it, so please keep on reading…

Remove notifications on Facebook desktop

Almost every single notification can be deleted except login alerts and related. In short, you can remove any notification but you cannot delete Facebook login alerts and similar ones. To delete or get rid of an individual notification on Facebook on a PC:

  1. Open Facebook using any browser and log in to your account.
  2. Now click on the Bell icon in the top right of the FB.
  3. Search for notification you wanna get rid of and click the three dots right to it.
  4. Click “Remove this notification“.
  5. You will see that “This notification is now removed” undo it if you want.
Remove notifications on Facebook desktop
Remove notifications on Facebook desktop

Note that you might see some other options when you click on the three dots right to a notification. It depends on various types of notifications e.g pages, jobs, likes, memory on Facebook. You might be able to see more option such as:

Get fewer notifications like this: Selecting this option won’t stop notification but fewer of them.

Turn off all notification of this type: If you think a type of notification is really annoying, select this option and you will no longer get a notification (of that specific type).

Turn of all notifications from this Page: If there is any page you are gettings unwanted notification from. You can simply select this option and you will no longer see a single notification from that page again.

Remove notifications on the Facebook app

This process is almost the same as the desktop version, but have few differences. Please update the Facebook app before following the below procedure. Anyway to remove/clear/delete notifications on Facebook using Mobile:

  1. Open the Facebook app and log in if you haven’t already.
  2. Now tap the Bell icon at the top right.
  3. Tap three dots right to any notification you wanna delete.
  4. You will see a pop with “Remove this notification” option, just tap on it.
  5. That is it “This notification is now removed” to undo the delete tap the Undo option.
Remove notifications on Facebook app
Remove notifications on Facebook app

That is how you can easily clear unwanted notification on Facebook. Hey, do you know that you can control notifications settings? Yes, there are easy to manage settings you can control how, when, and which type of notification you want to receive. So let explore types of notification also where you can find and manage them.

Types of notifications on Facebook:

I may not mention all the types of notification on Facebook you get. But the major ones are:

  • Comments
  • Tags
  • Reminders
  • All of your activities and About you
  • Updates from your Friends
  • Friends Requests
  • People, You May Know Suggestions
  • Birthdays
  • Groups and Videos
  • Events and Pages you follow
  • Facebook Marketplace, Fundraisers, Community Support, and Other notifications.

So these are the common types of notification everyone receives on Facebook. There are three different ways you are getting notified about all the above-mentioned ones.

How you get notifications on Facebook?

As I mentioned there are three ways you get notified about what is going on Facebook, and they are:

  • Browsers
  • Email
  • SMS

Browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, and Opera browsers can you send push notification directly with sounds. However, there are settings you can manage how they appear and sound.

Email: On the signup for a Facebook page, you should have entered your email address. That is your primary email address and depends on your settings you are gettings notification into your inbox.

SMS: If you have used your mobile number for signup of just entered for security reasons etc. Depends on the settings, you may get various types of notifications on your phone number.

How to stop unwanted Facebook notifications on PC/Mobile

You can disable or stop unwanted/unnecessary Facebook notification using your PC. Make it easier for yourself to manage and respond to only important notifications. The choice is yours but if you want you can completely turn them all off and certainly cut them down.

Please follow the below step 1 to 4 if you are on desktop. However, follow steps 5 to 8 on Android/Mobile.

  1. Go to Facebook.com and login to your account. Now click down arrow then Settings.
  2. In the left click Notifications.
  3. Scroll down you will see “How You Get Notifications” and below that Browsers, Email and SMS options.
  4. Now click down arrow [for editing] right to the following sections (play with other settings e.g comments, birthdays, etc):
    • Browsers: Push notifications and sound via browsers on your desktop.
    • Email: Your primary email for gettings notifications such as All, suggested people, about your account, tags, reminders, friend requests, birthdays, and much more.
    • SMS: For all notification about your account activity such as login and security alerts, password reset, etc. Now you can stop and manage all these settings the way you like.

      How to stop unwanted Facebook notifications on PC and Mobile
      How to stop unwanted Facebook notifications on PC and Mobile
  5. On the Facebook app, tap on the menu (three lines) in the top right.
  6. Scroll down and tap Settings and Privacy then Notification Settings.
  7. Configure all the available options the way you like, to set up how to you get notified via Push, Email, and SMS scroll down and you will see these options.
  8. Tap Push, Email, or SMS to manage.
How to stop unwanted Facebook notifications Mobile
How to stop unwanted Facebook app notifications Mobile

Bonus Tip: There are lots of users on Facebook and Messenger, and sometimes they might be really annoying. You can easily ignore them or block them on Facebook and you are good to go to stop gettings notification from such people.

How to stop unnecessary Messenger notifications

Messenger is a way to stay connected with people around the world, Messenger lite is a great alternative. The best thing on Messenger you can mute or stop notifications for a specific person or overall notification at once.

Please follow steps 1 to 3 to stop gettings/receiving notification from a specific person on Messenger. After that follow step 4 to 6 to top overall notification from the Messenger app. However, on Messenger, you might wanna get rid of unwanted notification at any time. To stop unnecessary notifications on Messenger too (please your Messenger app first):

  1. Open Messenger.
  2. Swipe on a conversation from right to left and tap the Bell icon.
  3. To Mute notification from a specific person select mute notifications for this conversation for 15 minutes, 1 hour, 8, 25 hours, or Until I turn it back on.

    Mute Notification on Messenger from Specific Person
    Mute Notification on Messenger from Specific Person
  4.  To permanently stop, gettings notifications from the Messenger app, tap your account picture in the top left.
  5. Under Preferences tap Notification and Sounds.
  6. Tap the Toggle Off (don’t forget to turn it back On whenever you wanna get notifications on Messenger).
Permanently stop getting Messenger notifications
Permanently stop getting Messenger notifications

So that is exactly how you delete notifications on Facebook. Also, stop unwanted notification from Messenger and Facebook as well. Did I miss something here, Do you like this post? Let me know in the comment below, and please don’t forget to share this article on Facebook to support us and help others.

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