Every social media platform has notifications. It is just right they do to let users know when a new activity takes place and calls their attention to it.
Facebook like the rest of the social sites has different notifications too. The idea is to be able to notify users of different activities on Facebook. The activity could be a new post from a friend, a direct message, a like or comment on your post or photo, an event, etc.
This article is a quick guide on Facebook Notifications Settings on Facebook.
Facebook Notifications on Desktop and Mobile Device
Red Alert Notification: These are Facebook notifications that appear above with different icons representing what you are being notified of.
Once you have a new notification, a red bubble pops up, with the number of new notifications you’ve received.
This notification comes in the form of a human head icon, bell icon, and globe icon, representing friends’ requests, birthdays, etc. All you need do is tap on this icon, anytime, to see your notifications.
Email Notification: Users receive this kind of notification on the email account they used to sign up for Facebook. So users in search of notifications on their Facebook activities can check their email linked to their Facebook account.
Push Notification: These are notifications that pop up when you are actively using Facebook and helps you re-engage with your friends.
These kinds of notification come up when other Facebook users send a message, recently upload something or even like Facebook posts of the user.
Desktop Only Pop-Up Notifications: This notification pops up on your screen when you are logged in to Facebook, and a friend interacts with you. Tap on the notification, to view the story or click “X” to have the notification closed.
Mobile Only Text Notifications: This is a notification, you receive through mobile text messaging.
How to Turn Facebook Notifications On and Off
Facebook notification can pose a distraction sometimes and can be quite overwhelming if they are much. Imagine getting getting notifications for a like and comment on a post, a friend request, an event, etc, in succession from say; 20 different people. This would sure be uncomfortable to say the least.
The good news however is, you can turn notifications off. You cannot completely turn off Facebook notifications, though. Only certain parts of it can be altered.
To do this, follow the steps below;
1. Open the website via: www.facebook.com
2. Enter your login details to access your account.
3. Tap the “V” shaped icon, at the top-right, and choose “Settings”
4. Click on “Notifications” in the left column.
5. Choose the device you want to change notifications for. In this case, you’re to choose “Desktop and Mobile” and click on the blue “Edit” link to the right of it.
6. Click the “Turn off” button to the right of all notification types you wish to turn off.
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