How to Stop Highlights on Facebook 

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  • 14 April 2024
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Some people love being highlighted, but others find it annoying. If you hate receiving notifications when someone tries to highlight you, then this guide is for you. Let’s begin without waiting for more!

Disable the Highlight Feature On Mobile

  1. Open Facebook and tap the menu icon at the bottom right.
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Notifications and tap on it.
  4. Select Tags and toggle off Batch Mentions.
archive settings

Disable the Highlight Feature On the Desktop

  1. Click on your profile picture at the top right.
  2. Choose Settings & Privacy > Settings.
  3. Click on Notifications on the left sidebar.
  4. Under Tags, disable the Batch Mentions option.
tags notifications settings

Turning off Batch Mentions means you'll no longer receive notifications when you're highlighted on Facebook, reducing unnecessary clutter in your feed.

How to Turn Off Facebook Group Notifications 

On the Desktop

  1. Go to the Facebook group and click Joined.
  2. Select Manage notifications from the dropdown.
  3. In the settings popup, choose Off.
Notification settings facebook

On Mobile

  1. Go to the Facebook group and click Joined.
  2. Select Manage notifications from the dropdown.
set group notifications
  1. In the settings popup, choose Off.
Navigate to settings

Remember, you need to repeat these steps for each group individually, as there is no option to disable notifications for all groups at once.

How to Turn Off Notifications for Specific Friends

To turn off notifications for a specific friend:

  1. Visit the profile of the friend.
  2. Find the friend status dropdown in the cover photo area.
Navigate to personal settings
  1. Change their status from Close Friends to Friends or Acquaintances.
edit friend list

This action will stop notifications for that friend's activity.

How to Set Up Notification Preferences for Mobile Devices on Facebook

On your mobile device:

  1. Open Facebook and tap the menu icon at the bottom right.
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Customize your preferences for various notification types:
mobile facebook notification settings
  • Tags: Turn off Batch Mentions to stop notifications when tagged.
  • Updates from Friends: Enable or disable notifications for updates.
  • Friend Requests: Toggle off email or SMS notifications for new requests.
  • Birthdays: Control notifications for friends' birthdays.

Other notification types: Customize notifications as desired. Adjust sound, vibration, and frequency according to your preference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How do you turn off notifications for groups you manage on Facebook?

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    To manage group notifications:

    Visit the Facebook group you manage.
    Click Joined and choose Manage notifications from the dropdown.
    In the settings popup, select to turn notifications Off.

  • Can I hide my Facebook highlights from specific people?

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    To adjust Facebook notifications:

    Go to Settings and find Notifications.
    Under Tags/Mentions, turn off Batch Mentions/Bulk Mentions to stop notifications when tagged.
    To control story highlight visibility, go to your profile, click highlights, and choose Public, Friends, or Custom.
    In Custom, select specific people or lists to view your highlights. Custom privacy lets you hide highlights from specific people while sharing with your chosen audience.

  • Will someone know if I screenshot their Facebook highlights?

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    No, Facebook does not notify anyone if you screenshot their highlights.

  • Will the person know that I have restricted my Facebook highlights from them?

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    When you restrict access to your Facebook highlights from specific people, they won't receive any notification or indication that you've done so. They'll simply be unable to see your highlights.

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Stop the Highlight Hassle!

With these straightforward strategies, you can avoid unnecessary Facebook notifications and enjoy a desired browsing experience. Limiting your engagement on social media is also the first step to better privacy practices.