How to Delete Notifications on Facebook on Android

Being one of the biggest social media networks today, Facebook is a wonderful way to connect with your friends and family members, whether that means chatting, sharing photos, or congratulating them on big events. A great perk of this app is the fact that Facebook will also send you frequent notifications, not only informing you of any recent activity, but also reminding you of any birthdays and important events you don’t want to miss.

However, the Facebook application has also been known to send too many notifications, ultimately spamming its users with unnecessary information. For that reason, it’s no wonder many users want to delete the constant notifications they receive or even turn them off completely.

If you are one of those users, here is how you can remove or completely deactivate your notifications on the Facebook application while using your Android device:

Deleting your Facebook notifications

If you wish to delete any notifications you’ve previously received on the Facebook mobile app, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Load the Facebook application on your device, and log in if necessary.
  2. Press the Notifications icon (bell shape) located in the top banner. Here, you will see all the notifications you previously received on Facebook.
  3. Next, press the three dots located next to the notification you wish to remove. Alternatively, you could also press and hold on the specific notification.
  4. Finally, select the ‘Hide This Notification’ option. The specific notification will then be removed.
  5. Simply repeat the same process for all Facebook notifications you wish to delete.

Turning off your Facebook notifications

In case you don’t want to receive any notifications from Facebook in the future, you can turn them off for all or only specific alters in the mobile app. Here’s how:

  1. Load the Facebook application on your device, and log in if necessary.
  2. Next, press the hamburger menu at the top.
  3. Here, select Settings & Privacy, and then go to Settings.
  4. Scroll down until you locate the Notifications section. Then, press Notification Settings.
  5. Here, the different types of notifications you can receive on Facebook will be listed.
  6. To deactivate notifications for one specific category, simply press the category, and then tap on the toggle to switch it off.
  7. Simply repeat the same process for any other types of notifications you no longer wish to receive.

Note: In this settings section, you could also decide how you wish to receive Facebook notifications, offering options such as e-mail and SMS as well. It’s worth revising this section and turning any settings on or off, according to your preferences.

With just a couple of simple clicks, you can either delete your notifications on Facebook or even turn them off entirely in a matter of minutes.