How do I get rid of Facebook notifications on my Mac?

But you do have the option to turn off app notifications on your Mac computer. You just have to be willing to do a bit of work.

That's because rather than being able to disable all of your notifications at once, you'll have to go into each individual app or program and specify your desired notification settings.

Here's how to get it done:

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How to stop notifications on a Mac computer

1. Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of the screen and select "System Preferences..."

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Facebook makes it simple not only to keep up with friends and family members who may not live close by, but to stay up-to-date on the latest world news and goings-on of local businesses and companies.

Setting up notifications for new posts, games, and other updates on the site is easy, but sometimes those notifications can become overwhelming.

Luckily, disabling Facebook notifications — or customizing which notifications you receive and which you don't — is quick and easy. Here's what you need to know.

How to turn off Facebook notifications on your computer

1. In your internet browser of choice, navigate to and log into your account.

2. Once signed in, look for the downward facing arrow in the upper righthand corner of your screen. Click on this to open a dropdown menu of options.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the list and click on "Settings" to be taken to your account customization screen.

4. On the left-hand side of your Settings screen, you will see an option for "Notifications." Click on this to reveal notification settings for mobile, email, text, and website notifications.

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Navigate to your Notifications settings menu.Jennifer Still/Business Insider

5. Clicking "Edit" next to any of the above options will allow you to turn notifications on or off for a particular element of the Facebook site or mobile app. In this way, Facebook allows you to enable or disable notifications for individual apps and plugins on its site so that you can still receive an alert for the updates you're most interested in.

6. Note that Facebook's notification controls are very specific and that going through every option may be somewhat time-consuming as you will be changing options for specific features individually rather than all games, apps, or tags as a group.

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Every type of notification has its own options.Jennifer Still/Business Insider

How to turn off Facebook notifications on the mobile app

1. Locate the Facebook app icon on your phone's home screen and open it.

2. In the lower right-hand corner of your screen, click on the three stacked horizontal lines to open a menu of options and scroll down until you find "Settings & Privacy."

3. Clicking on "Settings & Privacy" will open an additional sub-menu. Click the second "Settings" to go to your account settings page.


Open your Settings menu.Jennifer Still/Business Insider

4. Scroll through the long menu of options nearly to the bottom, where you'll find an option for "Notification settings" just below the "Notifications" header. Tap this button to see all notifications you are currently receiving from close friends, apps you use on the site, and even posts in groups you belong to.


Tap a type of notification to open its menu.Jennifer Still/Business Insider

5. To customize settings in each of these sections, tap on them individually to turn them on or off, depending on whether or not you would like to receive them.

6. Note that you can also select how you receive notifications — via email, on mobile, or via text message — through the relevant options listed at the bottom of your "Notification settings" screen. There is no need to save your changes, as this is done automatically via the mobile app.


You can change how you receive notifications as well.Jennifer Still/Business Insider

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How do I turn off Facebook notifications on my Mac?

On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Notifications in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.) Click an app or website on the right, then turn off “Allow notifications.” You won't receive notifications for it until you turn on “Allow notifications” again.

How do I get rid of a notification that won't go away on my Mac?

How to change notifications in Settings.
Choose the Apple menu, and select System Preferences..
Click on Notifications..
For each application, click on its name in the list..
Choose whether to Allow Notifications or not..
Choose an alert style, None, Banners, or Alerts..

How do I get rid of Facebook notifications on my computer?

How to delete notifications on Facebook on desktop.
Go to your Facebook account..
In the upper right corner, click the notifications symbol (the bell). Open your notifications. ... .
Find the notification you want to delete and tap the three dots in the right corner of that notification..
Select "Remove this notification.".

Why does Facebook keep telling me I have notifications when I don t?

If you're getting push notifications even though you've turned them off, it's probably because you recently updated your Facebook app. You may need to turn push notifications off again.