Facebook has recently introduced the “Facebook Live”, a live video streaming operate that permits Facebook users to broadcast the events in real time to their friends and their followers. It appears innocuous enough, however by default, it sends notifications to any or all of someone’s friends whenever they begin a stream–which suggest that you finish up with a bunch of notifications you don’t need.
This means to unlike a photo or a shared post–where you had would only be notified if your friend tagged you in some way–you will get a notification for any Facebook Live events your friends produce, even if you are not tagged. On the surface, this makes sense: if the event is live then notifying people when it is happening they will see it live.
How to Disable Live Video Notifications on Facebook:
Like most Facebook annoyances, the fix is most easy to use if you recognize wherever they tucked the setting away. After logged into your Facebook account click on the menu arrow placed within the upper right corner of the highest navigation bar and choose “Settings”, as seen below.
→Look for the “Notifications” which is at the left-hand navigation column. Click it.
→Within the “Notifications” menu, now click on the “Edit” option and next to “On Facebook” which is at the top of the list.
→Now scroll all the way down in the rather lengthy notifications menu till you see “Live Videos” near the bottom. Click on the drop down box beside “Live Videos” and by changing the Live Video option from the button “On” to “All Off” button.
The modifications are immediate and from this time onward you will no longer receive notifications that a live stream has to begin.
There is another a way to stop the live video notifications. The next time you get a live notification, click on the upside-down caret which is at the top-right corner of the notifications box. Then a pop-up menu will provide you the option to “turn off live video notifications” from that friend.
You can use the similar technique to eliminate different repeating alerts, like notifications of friends’ birthdays.Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 11.30.44 AM
Unfortunately, you have got to do go this method for every friend or Page that pops up making an attempt to form you care about live video. Facebook told Engadget last week that it before long plans to roll out a way how to disable all live video notifications via the Settings menu.