How to turn off getting Facebook email notifications

Posted on January 26, 2021

How to turn off getting Facebook email notifications

When you register as a new Facebook user and provide your email address, email notifications are enabled in your account by default. That means you will constantly be receiving email notifications from Facebook. These include when people like or comment on your posts, tag you, your friends updates their status, suggestions on people you may know, when people requests or accepts your friend requests, when your friends have birthday etc.

Since most of these activities happen so often, you may end up getting so many emails each day that pile up in your inbox and make it difficult for you to find the important emails. In addition, push notifications are also enabled by default so I don’t find the point of getting these emails twice.

Fortunately, Facebook has a way of letting you turn these notifications off or set which you want or wouldn’t want to receive. This article explain how to do it on the Facebook desktop version.

Turning off facebook email notifications

To make those settings, follow the steps below:

1. Login to your to your Facebook account.

2. Click on the top right icon.

Facebook settings icon

3. Click on “Settings and Privacy” option.

Facebook settings and privacy

4. Click on “Settings” option.

Facebook settings

5. Scroll down and click on “Notifications” option on the left column. You can as well achieve all the above steps to this point by clicking this link or typing and accessing on your browser address bar:

Facebook notifications

In the Notifications setting page, you will see two sections.

  i). What Notifications You Receive

This section allows to customize which notifications you want to receive and which not to. It has several sections such as Comments, Tags, Reminders, Friend Reqests etc. When you click on any of these sections you will see the descriptions about when or how you receive these notifications. Under where you receive these notifications you have 3 options each with a toggle button on the right to turn on or off as shown below.

Turning off facebook notifications

Just turn off those which you don’t want to receive anymore.

  ii). How You Get Notifications

This section allows you to do more general customization on how you want to get the the notifications.

Click on “Emails” option.

Facebook notifications settings

If you want to turn off all the email notifications and allow only the very most important and necessary ones, click on the “Only about your account” option.

You will stop receiving all unless when recovering/resetting your account password and when someone tries to access your account or there is any issue with your account in regards to security and privacy.

Turning off facebook email notifications

Turning of notifications via the email

Another way to stop receiving facebook notifications is to unsubscribe via your email account.

To do so, login to your email account and open any of the emails from facebook.

At the top you will see an option to unsubscribe from facebook emails.

Turning off facebook notifications via email

There is also an option to unsubscribe at the bottom of the email.

Turning off facebook notifications via email

When you are done, rest assured of no more receiving those annoying emails.

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