If you’ve used Facebook for any amount of time, you’ve certainly gotten more than your fair share of notification spam. You login to your Facebook account and see that you’ve got multiple notifications waiting for you. Your heartbeat races with anticipation of new friend requests, photo comments, or wall posts only to find out that three of your friends have taken a Flixster quizz, 2 your friends need your help in Mafia Wars, and one of your friends has gotten a new high score in Bejewled. It doesn’t take long to completely lose interest in the notification icon and view it as a nuisance. Here’s a simple guide to get back the excitement of a possible new friend request or photo comment as the only notifications when that little red box pops up.
Little Red Box
Reducing your notifications starts by clicking the box that brings so much joy and frustration.
- Click the notifications icon.
- Click See All.
- On the right hand side of the screen, you will see a list of all applications you’ve authorized to display notifications. Uncheck any application from which you no longer wish to receive notifications.
That’s all there is to it. You will no longer receive notifications from the application you unchecked. Now when you login and see the notification icon, you’ll know it is something actually worth caring about.