6 Sep 2011

How to Disable Group notification and Emails in Facebook Groups

How to Disable Group notification and Emails in Facebook Groups?

Facebook sometimes becomes a big source of distraction when we become a part of numerous groups to which we get added via our friends’ invitations automatically without our permissions. Some of those groups might prove useful to us while some seems simply entertaining ‘time pass’ kind of group. These things
becomes annoying when we get lots of notifications on our home page and even useless emails whenever a person unknown to us post any stuff on the facebook group wall.

Well to every problem, there is a solution so facebook provides us the option either to receive those notifications or not with some added flexibility. To disable or make some changes in the group notification settings for a particular group you can do the following:


  • Login to your facebook account and go to the main page of the group for which you want to change the notification settings.
  • Now look at the right side to the name of the group. You can find an option called “Edit Settings”. Click on it.
  • A new window with name as “Custom notifications” will arise infront of you as shown in the image below.
  • Here, in the custom notifications, you can make changes in your notification settings in 3 ways as mentioned below.
Custom Notification Window in Facebook Group Settings
  • Firstly you can select from the drop down menu. It gives the options on whether you want to recieve notifications on your facebook homepage “whenever a member posts or comments” or “when a member posts” or when a “friend posts” or to notify only for the posts that you are subscribed to.
  • Secondly you can select from checkbox available as the second option that is “to send a copy of notification via email to your email inbox”. You can simply uncheck this option if you don’t want to flood your email inbox with unwanted group posts and comment notifications.
  • Third checkbox option is available for group chat messages. Though groups with more than a certain number of members are not allowed to enable chat option by facebook, but groups with less number of members can do that which can disturb you when you are online. So to disable this group chat feature, you can simply uncheck the option.
  • Now click on “Save changes” button.
Now you will never get unwanted group notification and emails from facebook.

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