How to Remove or Delete Facebook Notifications

by Randall Blackburn
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You can configure Facebook to send you notifications for practically every interaction you have on the platform, but if you have enabled several notifications, you can quickly become inundated with messages from the site. However, you can manage your Notifications list from your main profile page. To remove a notification from your Notifications list, you must “unfollow” the notification. When you unfollow a particular notification, you no longer receive messages when the notification’s criteria are met.

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook profile, and then click the globe-shaped icon in the top menu to open the Notifications panel. A list of your currently configured notifications displays; click “See All” to view all notifications.

Step 2

Hover the cursor inside the entry for the notification to delete to display an “X” in the upper right corner, and then click the “X” to see a pop-up dialog box.

Click “Unfollow” in the pop-up to remove the notification from your Notifications list.


  • There is no way to delete notification messages you have already viewed. Facebook saves all of your notification messages, but lists the most recent messages at the top of the list.


  • Some critical Facebook notifications cannot be removed. If you do not see the “X” when you hover over the Notification entry, the notification cannot be deleted.

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