This week’s #SocialMediaMinute will cover how to block and disable Facebook game invites and requests from your friends.
So you’ve been invited (again) to play Candy Crush Saga! Great…another Facebook notification you care nothing about.
Now, I know I’m not the only one that has friends who play Facebook games, and I have no problem with those who do.
What I do have a problem with, is the constant notifications asking to help them “level up” or send them “gooey gumdrops for their candy castle.”
And if you’re reading this, I know you do too. 😉
By the way, if you do play Facebook games, consider creating a Facebook List of all the friends you play with. That way, when sending out game notifications to help you progress, you’ll only send it to the people who want to see it.
See Also: How to Create a Facebook Friends List
Benefits of Blocking Facebook Game Invites and Requests
Blocking a Facebook game request will also prevent you from seeing the games updates in your newsfeed if your friends have it installed and share game updates publicly, which is great for removing newsfeed clutter.
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Options to Block and Disable Facebook Game Invites and Requests
Now there’s actually two ways to block and disable Facebook game invites and requests. The first way is done by accessing the “game” option on the left hand side of your Facebook homepage. Here, you’ll be able to see all pending requests and invites you haven’t yet responded to.
When accessing this menu you’ll be able to hide the game request and also be given he ability to block all future Facebook game invites and requests from the specific friend who keeps sending them.
An alternative way to block and disable Facebook game invites and requests from ever reaching you in the first place is done from within your Facebook profile settings.
First, locate the blocking option, and scroll down to blocked apps. From here simply begin typing in the name of the game and then select it from the drop-down. This is helpful if you haven’t received a request to play yet, but want to proactively block future Facebook game invites.
You’ll also be able to unblock games from this menu if you change your mind.
I hate Facebook game invites, but I love keeping friends. While most Facebook users will just put up and ignore these game requests each time they come through, know that there are options to block and disable Facebook game invites.
What are your feelings on Facebook game invites and requests? Do they annoy you? Or do you appreciate being introduced to new games? Let me know in the comments below and see ya next week for more social media tutorials.