How to Delete Facebook SMS Updates

by Abby Vaun

What started as a campus-only social networking site in a dorm room at Harvard has evolved into the world-wide phenomenon that is Facebook. Millions of people use their Facebook profiles to stay up-to-date about their friends, favorite celebrities and businesses. The site is always adding new features including the ability to receive SMS text updates sent directly to your phone. Any time someone writes on your wall, sends you a private message or tags you in a photo, if you've activated the service, you get a text. However, if you change your mind and want to delete the SMS updates from your account, you can turn it off.

Log in to your Facebook account.

Click "Account" located at the top-right corner of the Facebook page.

Select "Account Settings".

Click the "Mobile" tab on the Account Setting page.

Click "Off" under the "Texts are" heading.


  • check To delete the SMS updates from your phone, text "Off" to 32655, the same number you texted to activate the service. You can always modify your settings if you don't want to turn the updates off completely. Go to the mobile settings in your account to change what types of updates you want to receive.

About the Author

After accidentally stumbling into a journalism class at University of North Texas, Abby Vaun has been writing ever since. She honed her skills writing for "The Dallas Morning News" and as a copy editor for Earle Palmer Brown in New York City. From Dallas to New York to L.A., she has enjoyed freelancing for 10 years and expanding her knowledge through her profession.

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