Facebook groups are a great way to keep tabs and stay connected with your friends, colleagues and organizations, or to get current on hobbies and interests. On the other hand, groups can also get overwhelming, especially if you belong to number of them or you are a member of groups with a lot of daily activity.
When you join a new group on Facebook, you’re automatically subscribed to all notifications by default. That means your notifications feed can end up being loaded with unnecessary alerts every time someone makes a post to that group. This means, you will have to deal with tons of message beeps from the a group on Facebook every now and then.
Luckily, there are options on Facebook that allow you disable these annoying behaviors. You just have to know where to look. Need to slow down a constant barrage of notifications?
In this article, we will show you how to do that with just a few clicks in a desktop browser, mobile app or on your iPhone.
How do i choose what i am notified about in a facebook group?
To select what you’re sent notifications about in a group, use the following steps:
1. Tap in the top right of Facebook, then scroll down to Groups, tap Groups at the top and select your group.
2. Tap More below the cover photo then select View Group Info.
3. Tap Edit Notification Settings.
From here, you can select:
All Posts: You’ll get notifications any time members post in the group.
Highlights: You’ll get notifications for suggested posts and posts from your friends.
Friends’ Posts: You’ll get notifications whenever your friends post.
Off: You won’t get notifications when members post.
Note: When you join a group, its notification setting will be set to Highlights by default
You can stop notifications from Facebook groups if you’re bothered regularly by those notifications. To turn off notifications from a group on Facebook, choose Groups from the main menu and select the settings icon. You can either turn off notifications entirely or simply reduce the number of pop ups by choosing Highlights or Friends posts.
How to Stop Notifications From a Facebook Group on Desktop
It’s very easy if you follow these steps:
1. Open the Facebook website in a browser.
2. In the pane on the left, click Groups
3. Click the settings icon (shaped like a gear) at the top of the pane.
4. In the drop-down menu, click Customize notifications.
5. You should see the Group notifications popup. Find the group you want to stop getting notifications from and click the drop down arrow to the right. Choose the option you prefer — you can select All posts, Highlight, Friend posts, and Off.
Free Tip: If you don’t want to disable group notifications entirely by choosing Off, you might consider Friend posts, which only shows you notifications from people you know.
How to Stop Notifications From a Facebook Group on Mobile
1. Start the Facebook app.
2. Tap the Menu icon at the bottom right of the page.
3. In the All shortcuts section, tap Groups.
4. Tap the settings icon (shaped like a gear) at the top right of the page.
5. Tap Notifications.
6. You’ll see a list of all the groups you belong to. Find the group you want to stop getting notifications from and tap the button to the right (by default, most will be set to Highlight). Tap the option you prefer — All posts, Highlight, Friends’ posts and Off.
How to adjust notifications for Facebook groups on iPhone and iPad
If you are using an iPhone or an iPad, you can also stop notifications with these easy steps:
1. Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap the hamburger menu in the bottom right corner of the app (looks like three stacked lines).
3. Scroll down and tap on Settings, then Account Settings.
4. Tap Notifications and click Group posts.
5. Tap the name of the group for which you want to adjust notifications.
6. Tap Off under both Notifications categories to disable notifications.
If push notifications stop but you still end up seeing updates in your notifications section, you’ll need to unfollow that particular Facebook group.
In conclusion, we have just explored how to stop notifications from a group on Facebook using the application on desktop, smartphone and for iPhone or iPad.