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How to block "Game Requests" and "App Notifications" on Facebook?

There are two types of people: those who can enjoy lots of games and apps on Facebook, and those who don't.

If you fall into the first group, chances are you won't even pay attention to a notification from a game if it comes up. But if you fall into the second group, notifications from Thug Life, Stream, and other Facebook games and apps will become pretty annoying.

Luckily, you can block these notifications. Follow this tutorial to learn how to block notifications from games and apps on Facebook:

Block game notifications from Steam and other games on the Facebook website:

If you use Facebook in a web browser on a laptop or your desktop, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Facebook account

  2. Click the Down Arrow on the right-hand side of the menu bar at the top of the window.

  3. Click on "Settings & Privacy".

  4. Click on "Settings".

  5. Click the "Apps and Websites" over in the left-hand column.

  6. Find the "Game and App Notifications"-setting and click "Turn Off" to deactivate the notifications.

Block notifications from Facebook apps and games on your mobile device:

  1. Open up the Facebook app.

  2. Tap the three horizontal lines to get to the Menu

  3. Scroll down and tap on "Settings & Privacy".

  4. Next, tap "Settings".

  5. Scroll down to the "Security" section and tap "Apps and Websites".

  6. Scroll to the "Games and App Notifications" setting and tap "Turn off".

You won't get any more game invitations from Facebook games.

Can I still play Facebook games after deactivating the notifications?

No worries, turning off the notifications won't stop you from playing games or using other apps. But it does stop the flood of notifications and game requests on your Facebook.

If this isn't what you want and you need to take a complete break, read on to learn how to disable games and apps for good.

On a side note here, if you are sick of doom-scrolling and need a complete break from Facebook, you might be interested in deactivating or deleting your Facebook account. The deactivation can be either temporary or permanent - totally up to you.

How to completely turn off games and apps on Facebook?

To completely block any games and apps, you will need to deactivate the "Facebook Platform". This stops all additional games and apps from running on your Facebook account.

After you turn off the Facebook Platform, you won't be able to play ANY games or use ANY apps anymore. So you should be sure this is what you want before you continue with the steps below.

How to disable Facebook games completely when using a laptop or desktop computer

  1. Start by logging into your Facebook account.

  2. Click the "Down Arrow" on the top right.

  3. Click on "Settings & Privacy".

  4. Click on "Settings".

  5. Click the "Apps and Websites" in the left-hand column.

  6. Find the "Apps, Websites and Games" section and click on "Turn Off".

How to completely disable Facebook apps and games on a mobile device:

  1. Open up your Facebook app.

  2. Tap the three horizontal lines to get to the Menu

  3. Scroll down and tap "Settings & Privacy".

  4. Tap on "Settings".

  5. Scroll to the "Security" section and tap on "Apps and Websites".

  6. Find the "Apps, Websites and Games" setting and tap on "Turn Off" to switch games and apps off for good.

Summary

Maybe you're an avid Facebook game user and need a break, or you're just plain tired of receiving pointless notifications. Either way, this guide will help you to disable these features of Facebook and get your sanity back!