Lots of folks love playing games and using apps on Facebook, but many others would rather drink a glass of spoiled milk through a dirty straw.
If you fall into the last group you probably aren’t all that thrilled to see a game or app invitation pop up in your notifications area.
And with all the malicious apps, quizzes and games there are these days, I don’t blame you.
As luck would have it, there’s an easy way to block all game and app invitations, now and forever!
Note: The steps explained below will disable notifications from ALL Facebook games and apps.
Therefore you need to be sure you really, truly, honest-to-goodness want to do this before continuing on. If you do, just follow the steps below for the device you use to access Facebook.
If you use Facebook in a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer:
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 Settings & Privacy.
4 – Click Settings.
5 – Click the Security & Login link over in the left-hand pane.
6 – Also in the left-hand pane, click Apps and Websites.
7 – Scroll down to the “Game and app notifications” setting and click Turn Off.
If you use the Facebook app on a mobile device:
1 – Open the Facebook app and log in to your account.
2 – Tap the Menu icon (it looks like your profile picture with three horizontal lines superimposed on it).
3 – Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.
4 – Tap Settings.
5 – Scroll down to the “Security” section and tap Apps and Websites.
6 – Find the “Game and app notifications” setting and tap Turn off.
That’s it! From now on you will never receive another game or app invitation, period.
Of course you can always change your mind later and turn “Game and App Notifications” back on simply by reversing the choice you made in the last step above.
Note: Turning off “Game and App Notifications” won’t prevent you from playing games and apps yourself. All it does is prevent you from receiving game requests and notifications about apps that others are using.