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How to Stop Facebook Messenger Notifications from Popping

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By Sheetal B. Updated: September 15, 2023
How to Stop Facebook Messenger Notifications from Popping

Are you tired of Facebook Messenger notifications popping up on your phone? Do you find them distracting, especially when you're trying to focus on something else? If so, you're not alone. Many people find Facebook Messenger notifications to be annoying and intrusive.

In this article by oneHOWTO, we'll show you how to stop Facebook Messenger notifications from popping up on your Android and iOS devices. We'll also provide some tips for customizing your notifications so that you only receive the ones that are important to you.

Contents
  1. How to stop Facebook messenger from popping up on Android devices
  2. How to stop Facebook messenger from popping up on iOS devices
  3. Troubleshooting problems with Facebook Messenger notifications

How to stop Facebook messenger from popping up on Android devices

Here are the steps on how to stop Facebook Messenger from popping up on Android devices:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Tap on Apps & Notifications.

  3. Scroll down and find Facebook Messenger.

  4. Tap on Notifications.

  5. Toggle the switch next to Allow Notifications to Off.

This will disable all notifications from Facebook Messenger, including pop-up notifications. If you only want to disable pop-up notifications, you can do the following:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Tap on Apps & Notifications.

  3. Scroll down and find Facebook Messenger.

  4. Tap on Notifications.

  5. Toggle the switch next to Show on Lock Screen to Off.

This will prevent the notification from appearing on the lock screen. However, the notification will still appear in the Notification Shade.

You can also choose to disable notifications for specific contacts or groups. To do this:

  1. Open the conversation with the contact or group and tap on the Settings icon (three dots in a circle).

  2. Tap on Notifications.

  3. Toggle the switch next to Allow Notifications to Off.

You might be interested in this other article, where we show you how to appear offline on Facebook Messenger.

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How to stop Facebook messenger from popping up on iOS devices

Here are the steps on how to stop Facebook Messenger from popping up on iOS devices:

  1. Go to your Settings app.

  2. Tap on Notifications.

  3. Scroll down and find Facebook Messenger.

  4. Toggle the switch next to Allow Notifications to Off.

This will disable all notifications from Facebook Messenger, including pop-up notifications.

If you only want to disable pop-up notifications, you can do the following:

Go to Settings > Notifications > Facebook Messenger.

Toggle the switch next to Show Previews to Off.

This will prevent the notification preview from appearing when you receive a message. However, the notification will still appear in the Notification Center.

Be sure to read this other article on how to log out of Facebook Messenger on Android and iPhone.

Troubleshooting problems with Facebook Messenger notifications

Here are some things you can do to troubleshoot problems with Facebook Messenger notifications:

  • Check your notification settings: make sure that Facebook Messenger is allowed to send notifications. You can do this by going to your phone's settings, then to Notifications, and then finding Facebook Messenger. Make sure that the switch next to Allow Notifications is turned on.

  • Restart your phone: sometimes, a simple restart can fix problems with notifications.

  • Force stop Facebook Messenger: this will close the app completely and clear any temporary files that may be causing problems. To force stop an app, hold down the app icon until it starts to wiggle. Then, tap the X icon in the top-left corner of the app icon.

  • Reinstall Facebook Messenger: if you've tried the above steps and you're still having problems, you can try reinstalling the app. To do this, go to your phone's app store and search for Facebook Messenger. Tap the Install button to reinstall the app.

If you're still having issues with Facebook Messenger notifications, you can contact Facebook support for help. Here are some additional tips for troubleshooting problems with notifications:

  1. Make sure that your phone is connected to the internet. Notifications may not work if your phone is not connected to the internet.

  2. Make sure that you have the latest version of Facebook Messenger installed. Outdated versions of apps can sometimes have problems with notifications.

  3. Check for other apps that may be interfering with Facebook Messenger notifications. Some apps, such as battery-saving apps, can interfere with notifications.

  4. Try disabling other notifications on your phone. If you have a lot of notifications enabled, it can sometimes overload the system and cause problems.

By following these tips, you can troubleshoot problems with Facebook Messenger notifications and get your notifications working properly again. Do not miss this other article on how to uninstall Facebook Messenger on iPhone and Android.

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Rosemary Worsley
how do you stop pop ups on PC from messenger, they are driving me mad espec since the latest revamp. thanks
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Rosemary,

have you followed the instructions in the article?
Rosemary Worsley
yes didn't work, am so fed up with this now
Rosemary Worsley
no it didn't unfortunately
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Rome Balde
How to prevent FB Messenger pop–ups in Windows™ desktop? Somebody should sue Fb again for this!
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steve loucks
I deleted my Facebook account about six months ago. The get messenger banner pops up every time I turn my phone on. I can't go into it to turn it off. I tried turning it off in settings but it didn't work. This is a Microsoft Phone. Is there no way to truly be rid of Facebook?
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steve loucks
I have a Microsoft phone. I deleted my Facebook account about six months ago. I cannot get rid of the "get messenger" popup from appearing every time I turn on my phone.
OneHowTo Editor
Have you tried the advice in the article?
steve loucks
Yes, It didn't work. It's not that important, I just want all Facebook junk gone and this intrusion persists.
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doris hall
When I'm on Facebook and click to check messages on "Messenger" it stays there on Facebook page. I cannot "X" it out because my Facebook banner is over it. What to do???? Doris
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Doris,

It is difficult to know how to help as there are so many particular factors which could make this a problem, such as the type of browser you use. We recommend updating your browser or trying a different one to see if this helps. Also, you could zoom in or out on the page and scroll around to see if this let's you click the ‘X’. We hope this helps as a start!
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