How to stop Facebook game requests

No, I don't want to play Sparkly Unicorn Number Scramble with you.

Feb 29, 2020, 2:31 pm*

Tech

 

Amy-Mae Turner

If you’re not into casual gaming, Facebook game requests and game-related posts can be truly annoying. 

While there’s no simple kill switch to stop such notifications, there are ways to limit game content on the platform.

Block app invites from friends 

We could all name a certain handful of Facebook friends that are especially guilty of bombarding others with irritating game and app

requests. Luckily, there is a way to silence this frustrating few. 

While on Facebook desktop, click on the drop-down arrow at the top right of your screen. 

Select Settings. Now look for the Blocking option on the left-hand side menu. 

Facebook

Click on Blocking and you’ll see a section entitled Block app invites.

Here you can enter the name (or email address) of friends who

spam you with unnecessary requests. 

Facebook

Entering names here will stop the invites. Crucially, your friends will never know you’ve blocked their requests.

Hide game-related posts 

It’s also possible to hide game-related posts you don’t want to see in your Facebook News Feed

When you see a post you’re not interested in, click on the drop-down arrow at the top right of the post box and select Hide all from (name of app) app. 


Facebook

Now, you’ll no longer see any content from that game cluttering up your feed.

Illustration by Bruno Moraes

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2015, 9:00 am