If you've been on Facebook on your desktop recently, you've probably noticed a new type of notification or pop-up that appears when you've commented on a post.
For whatever reason, this is a new way of informing people of recent activity on a post they're tagged in or one they've commented on.
While some people find this feature fine and dandy, there is a plethora of people online who loathe this latest feature. If you're one of them, don't worry: there's a super simple way to turn of those annoying Facebook Post Tab pop-ups.
- Launch your preferred browser from your desktop.
- Go to Facebook.com. Log in with your account information if you haven't already done so.
- Click on the Options icon that looks like a gear in the bottom right of the screen. It will be located between the search bar and the New Message icon.
- Click Turn off Post Tabs.
You can also turn off notifications on an individual Post Tab, but only if you see the Post Tab appear.
At the top of the Post Tab pop-up, there should be a gear icon that's identical to the Options icon in the lower right portion of your screen. Simply click on it and click on Turn off Notifications for this post and you'll stop getting buzzed for that Post Tab specifically.
Do you have any questions about Facebook's latest Post Tab pop-ups? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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Ah, there goes Facebook, trying to "improve" things again.
My biggest annoyance is the new huge posts telling you that someone you *don't* know has changed their profile pic, because someone you *do* know has liked it.
Regardless of your privacy settings, profile pic changes are public.
Will turning off these pop-ups cut down on the resources that Facebook consumes? Are there any other tips for limiting the constant CPU churn of Facebook -- other than shutting down the browser tabs entirely? Facebook's browser interface has a huge carbon footprint; they seem oblivious to the huge CPU and memory consumption of their massive script library. Stop it.
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