Here’s how you can stop Facebook from notifying you to watch annoying live videos

You’re scrolling mindlessly on Facebook on your laptop when all of a sudden a notification pops up.

Someone is live now and wants you to watch their live-stream. You click on it and it’s a sales gimmick.

Welcome to Facebook 2020. Though the layout has changed, everything else remains the same.

In a day, I’ve counted more than 10 notifications popping up and in Facebook’s term “poking” me to watch live-videos.

Though some of these videos are important, such as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) updates on COVID-19, everything else doesn’t really relate to me. So why bother?

If you’re annoyed and tired of these notifications, here’s how you can remove these live-notifications on Facebook’s latest layout.

On your smartphone.

STEP 1: Tap on the burger menu (circled in blue).
STEP 2: Scroll all the way down to ‘Settings & Privacy’ and tap on ‘Settings’.
STEP 3: Scroll to ‘Notifications’ and tap on ‘Notification settings’.
STEP 4: Scroll all the way to the bottom to ‘Video’ and tap on it.
STEP 5: Toggle the ‘Allow notifications on Facebook’ to Off.

And you’re done! This trick works on the desktop as well.

On desktop.

STEP 1: On the top right corner, click on the arrow pointing downwards and then click on ‘Settings & privacy’.
STEP 2: Click on ‘Settings’.
STEP 3: Click on ‘Notifications’.
STEP 4: Scroll all the way to ‘Video’, click on the downward pointing arrow to reveal you the option to toggle the ‘Allow notifications on Facebook’ option off.

And you’re done! No more pesky annoying Facebook live notifications.

However, do bear in mind that this will mean that you’ll also be missing out on alerts from your favorite Facebook pages especially when they’re going live.

I just wish we had an option to toggle which pages we would want to be alerted on when it comes to Facebook live videos. Mark Zuckerberg, I hope you’re reading this man.

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Cover image sourced from Facebook.