Around the last week of May 2012, you might have noticed Facebook launch the “Close Friends” list. And now you’ve been annoyed by those excessive Close Friend Facebook Notifications after having chosen your “Close Friends.” How do you get rid of them? Glad you asked.
Yet another thing Facebook has done to tick us off. I don’t normally complain, but it seems as though Facebook finds it hard to get things right from a user perspective. There is no surprise why I prefer using Google+.
Here are the Steps I took to reduce the stalker-ish notifications on everything my close friends are posting on Facebook:
After implementing the following steps my notifications look near the same as they were before I set my close friends.
- The first thing I did was: Go to the “Account Settings” and then “Notifications” link as shown below.
- In that list you will see an option to uncheck “Posts content (Close Friends list only).” Uncheck that setting. Then click “Save Changes.”
- You would think that would suffice… But no. There is one more thing to do. In this same “All Notifications” list, go to “Other Updates from Facebook” and click “edit.”
- Next uncheck the boxes “Updates about your friends since you logged in” and “Updates about your friends since you logged in via SMS” as you see below.
That should do most of it. I still found one or two close friends list notifications making it’s way in, but I am waiting another few hours to see if that fully takes care of the annoying updates.
To Turn Notifications from Close Friends Off Completely
Update: There is also a way to turn the notifications off completely by going to the left hand navigation once you are logged in. You need to be in the “Home” view and then click on “Close Friends.”
Next check towards the top right of that screen, go to “Notifications” and check “Off.”
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