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How to delete notifications on Facebook

Are your Facebook notifications starting to pile up?
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December 2, 2022

Facebook notifications can quickly pile up. If you’re following many people or pages, you will get notified whenever a new post, share, or interaction occurs. As such, it can get a bit overwhelming if you don’t clear them out. This is how to delete notifications on Facebook.

Read more: How to snooze or mute someone on Facebook

QUICK ANSWER

To delete notifications on Facebook, click or tap the notification bell. Select → Remove this notification.


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How to delete Facebook notifications on the web

If you’re using Facebook on your desktop browser, click the notification bell to open the Notifications menu.

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Click the button next to the notification you wish to delete.

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Select Remove this notification.

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How to delete notifications on the Facebook app

  1. In the Facebook mobile app, tap the notification bell.
  2. In the Notifications menu, find the notification you want to remove. Tap the button next to it.
  3. Select Remove this notification.

Can you delete all notifications at once on Facebook?

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If you want to delete a notification on Facebook, you must remove each one individually. This is tedious, but it’s also a good thing. You see, some notifications might be pretty important if you go back and check them. If you hastily delete them all, there wouldn’t be any way to retrieve them other than exporting your account information.

Basically, the inability to delete all notifications at once is a safeguard. You can’t accidentally press it and lose all notifications forever.

What you can do, however, is mark all of your notifications as read. This way, they’ll still be there, but you won’t have to see the notification alert in the top right if there are past unread notifications.

How to clear all notifications on Facebook

Clearing all notifications is possible on the Facebook website. This is not currently possible from the Facebook mobile app.

Start by going to the Facebook website in a browser. Click the notification bell in the top right.

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In the Notifications dropdown, click the button.

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Select Mark all as read.

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