You may or may not agree with me when I say that Facebook is a nice place to hang out at. Aside from the fact that it opens up a lot of opportunities for you and your brand, you get to connect with long-lost friends and get to know new people, too. There’s also the games and fun applications you can use in Facebook to while away time.
But what’s up with the notifications?!
It’s true that some notifications are helpful in the sense that they come from friends or from causes which you follow. However, you can’t deny the fact that most of the time, you receive notifications from games that you don’t often play or from groups that you don’t even know. It’s frustrating, I know. Just how can we stop these notifications from cluttering up our Facebook account?
I tried playing around with my Facebook account to see if there were settings that I could change to stop these nuisance notifications from coming up. My digging was successful as I have found some ways to lessen, if not completely eliminate such alerts. Here’s what I discovered:
The process was simple enough, now that I’ve found it out. It was there all along, but we didn’t really notice it. If you click on the notifications icon down at the lower right corner of your Facebook page and click View All, you’ll be brought over to a page that shows the alerts that have accumulated over the past days, weeks, or months.
If you hover your mouse pointer over a specific notification, you’ll see a small X appear to its right side. If you click that X, you delete the notification. The good thing about that tiny X is that it gives you the option to hide all alerts from the same application even if it came from different people.
To go deeper into getting rid of annoying notifications, you can fine tune your settings by going into Settings and choosing Application Settings. Once all the applications have appeared, click on the Show drop down box on the upper right hand section of the page and choose Authorized.
It’ll then list down applications that you’ve given extra permission to publish recent activity for you. Click on the Edit Settings link directly beside the application which you want to edit, click on the Additional Permissions tab, then uncheck the option to “Publish recent activity to my wall”.
I’ve successfully fine tuned the notifications I’m receiving and the stories I’m publishing in my wall. I do hope these tips help you with your own Facebook alert concerns. If you’ve found out a different way to do away with Facebook notifications or these tips didn’t work for you, please do leave a line in the comments section so we can talk about it some more.