How to unsubscribe from Facebook notifications for a particular status, photo, or page with Facebook for iOS

How to unsubscribe from Facebook notifications for a particular status, photo, or page with Facebook for iOS

Ever comment on someone's Facebook status or photo from your iPhone or iPad only to find the app incessantly bugging you with notifications every time someone else leaves a comment on that particular status or photo? Worse yet, how about page notifications that you don't remember ever signing up for? Luckily, the Facebook for iOS app lets you unsubscribe from notifications for statuses and photos you've commented on as well as updates for pages.

It's not a very obvious option but we can help you find it. Here's how:

  1. Launch the Facebook app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the menu icon in the top left corner to pull out the main navigation.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap on Account Settings.
  4. On the menu that comes up, tap on Notifications.
  5. In the first section labeled Your Recent Notifications, you can see a list of all the threads and statuses you are subscribed to because you've either been invited to receive them or you've interacted with them. Tap on the Edit button to the right of the one you'd like to remove.
  6. You should now see a red Unfollow button pop up in its place. Tap it. For pages, it may say Turn Off instead of Unfollow.

That's all there is to it. You will no longer receive notifications for that specific status, page, photo, or post. Give it a try and let us know how it works for you!

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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iSRS says:

THANK YOU!!! I have been going to safari, logging in, going to settings, select desktop site, find the post... So much easier!

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Chuck Money says:

That was so helpful!! Annoying when someones Facebook account gets hacked and their account starts mentioning me in stupid statuses.

steimel says:

I usually avoid posting a comment because I didn't want to see notifications for hours afterward. Thanks!

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damenace says:

I still wish it was as easy as "mute status" is on Google+

SockRolid says:

What I do to disable FaceBook notifications on iOS is to delete the app.
Absolutely, positively works.

JPiLLa says:

This is way too buried. How about putting this option in the upper right hand corner carrot Facebook? I guess that would be too obvious/easy.

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Allyson Kazmucha says:

Agreed. Took me until a few weeks ago to even realize it was there and I stumbled on it by accident.

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BrooklynGuy says:

Any thoughts on why the "recent notifications" doesn't show up for me, even though I have many recent (within a few hours) ones? Thanks!

ritesh says:

Thanks. I would go to the desktop site to unsubscribe everytime.

BrooklynGuy says:

"Recent notifications" does not show up for me as an option (on iphone or ipad), even though I have many....maybe I need to update the Facebook app itself?

dif1754 says:

me too! it does not show up....

Jon1029 says:

Android is my OS of choice...go ahead and try to convert me with this Iphone 5ssss give away...I dare you

Brian Estey says:

Works on my Android phone. Thanks for the tip.

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