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How to Delete Notifications on Facebook

This article describes how to erase Facebook alerts using a desktop browser or the Facebook mobile application. It contains information regarding notification limitations in general. Also included is information on how to avoid receiving notifications from particular users of the Messenger app.

Delete Facebook Notifications in a Browser

If you have a large number of Facebook friends or follow a large number of Facebook pages, the amount of notifications you receive can be overwhelming. You may deactivate Facebook notifications using a web browser or the Facebook mobile app.

To deactivate Facebook alerts from a browser on a computer:

  1. Sign in to in a web browser.

  2. Select Notifications (bell icon) in the upper-right corner on

  3. Hover the cursor over the notification you want to delete and select More (three dots).

  4. In the menu that appears, select Remove this notification to clear it from your notifications. You have a few seconds to select Undo if you change your mind.

    Mark as Read if you want to keep the notification but label it to distinguish it from your most recent notifications. This changes the notification’s backdrop color to white. This is only possible on, not the app.

  5. Depending on the type of notification, you have additional menu options that reduce unnecessary notifications. These include:

    • Get fewer notifications like this: These notifications won’t stop completely, but you won’t see as many of them.
    • Turn off notifications about [name’s] updates: Reduces the number of alerts you receive from a specific person’s updates to a post.
    • Turn off these notifications: You’ll no longer see a particular kind of notification, such as less important ones from Pages rather than direct interactions from friends.
    • Turn off all notifications from this Page: You’ll no longer receive any alerts from this specific Page, whether it’s a Page you’ve liked or it’s a Page you manage from your account.
  6. If you selected any of the options listed in the previous step, you can still select Remove this notification afterward to clear it from your alerts.

Delete Facebook Notifications in the App

You can also delete Facebook notifications in the mobile Facebook app.

  1. Select Notifications (bell icon) in the bottom menu to display your notifications.

  2. Tap More (three dots) next to a notification you want to delete.

  3. In the menu that appears, select Remove this notification to clear it from your notifications.

  4. Select from any of the additional options to limit your notifications.

There is no feature on Facebook that allows you to erase account notifications in masse. Follow the above steps to delete each item. Facebook only retains a limited amount of your most recent alerts and deletes the older ones automatically.

Stop Unnecessary Notifications in a Browser

You can make things easy on yourself by disabling or restricting notifications that you know you will ultimately delete. Although you cannot completely disable them, you can reduce their number.

Here’s how to limit browser-based alerts.

  1. On, select Account (down arrow) in the upper-right corner.

  2. Select Settings & Privacy

  3. Select Settings.

  4. Select Notifications from the menu on the left to open the Notifications Settings screen.

  5. Select the arrow beside any of the notification types to display the options.

  6. Next to Allow Notifications on Facebook in any notification category, toggle off the switch to stop receiving these notifications.

 Stop Unnecessary Notifications in the App

To cut back on notifications in the mobile app:

  1. On the Facebook app, tap Menu (three lines) from the bottom menu.

  2. Scroll down and select Settings & Privacy.

  3. Tap Settings.

  4. Under Preferences, tap Notifications.

  5. Tap any category under What Notifications You Receive to modify your options. Alternatively, toggle Mute Push Notifications to cease receiving numerous notifications.

  6. To stop receiving alerts in this category, deactivate the toggle next to Allow Notifications on Facebook. Adjust permissions for how you receive notifications, such as via Push, email, or SMS, if desired.

Stop Notifications From Messenger in a Browser

Facebook Messenger notifications are distinct from regular Facebook notifications. Whether you use Messenger on or the Messenger mobile app, you may adjust your settings to receive less notifications.

You can disable notifications from certain individuals on Follow the steps below.

  1. On, select the Messenger icon in the upper-right corner.

  2. Select See All in Messenger at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

  3. Select a friend in the left column or search for a friend’s name and select it from the automatic suggestions.

  4. Under the friend’s picture in the column at the right side of the screen, select Privacy & Support.

  5. Select Mute Conversation from the menu.

  6. Choose Until I turn it back on to stop the notifications from that friend in Messenger and select Mute.

    Choose one of the other options to pause messages temporarily.

Pause Notifications From Messenger in the App

You can temporarily pause Messenger app notifications on your mobile device. This is how:

  1. In the Messenger app, tap your profile picture at the top of the screen, and then tap Notifications & Sounds.

  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.

  3. Select the duration of the notification pause. Until the specified time, you will not receive Messenger notifications on your mobile device.

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