Nowadays you don’t need to search for a person on Facebook to be able to take a look at their activity, as the platform automatically sends you notifications to save you the trouble.
However, with the amount of pages we subscribe to, and the number of people we follow, it can be overwhelming the amount of notifications we receive in our inbox. That is why, there are ways in which you can configure the notifications and today we will show you how to do it.
How to enable notifications from your friends from Facebook settings?
The main purpose of Facebook is to keep you connected with your friends and the rest of the world, so in addition to showing you the updates of the profiles and pages you follow, it also sends you notifications so you can be more aware of what they post.
If you are a person who follows too many profiles and very active pages then this could be a bit exasperating, as the amount of notifications you will receive must be quite large.
However, you are not condemned to receive uncountable amounts of notifications, since Facebook has configurations that you can apply to your notifications to receive them in a more controlled way. We should mention that for you to be able to access all the settings from your mobile, you must update the Facebook app to its latest version.
Pages within Facebook are places where you can find content on specific topics or even product promotions. For example, we have Facebook Fanpage, business pages, or even pages intended for entertainment.
When you ‘Like’ a page, Facebook will not send you notifications for every post on that page, but if you want to receive each and every notification from a page you follow then you can make a couple of adjustments to the notifications to start receiving them.
In order to configure the notifications of a page on Facebook, you need to do it from the web, since at the moment in the application we do not have the option to manage the notifications on the pages.
Once you are on the page you want to configure notifications, you must click on the button that says ‘Following’ to open a new menu of options, then click on the pencil next to the ‘Notifications’ option.
Once in here, you will be able to select whether you want to receive all notifications from the page with the ‘Standard’ option as well as receive only the featured notifications or not receive any notifications from that page.
Best Friends Notifications
In order to set up ‘Best Friends’ notifications we will first have to set up a list of our best friends by going to our friend’s profile and selecting the ‘Friends’ button that appears below the profile picture.
Once you have done this you only have to select the option ‘Edit friends list’ and then select ‘Best friends’. Finally click on the ‘Done’ button.
Once you have a list of best friends, Facebook will automatically send you notifications of the people you have added to the list.
Enabling ‘Groups’ notifications
In order to configure notifications for a Facebook group, the process will be similar to that of configuring notifications for pages, we will only have to select the group whose notifications we want to configure and then select the group options and select the option ‘Edit notifications settings’.
Once there you can choose whether you want to receive notifications of all the group’s publications, receive notifications when your friends make a post, receive the most important notifications or simply not receive any notifications.
What do you have to do to get Facebook notifications sent to your email?
Facebook notifications are not only received through the page or the application, we also have the option to receive these notifications in the inbox of the email that we have linked to our account.
To do this we only have to go to Facebook settings and find the preferences section. Once we are there we just select ‘Notifications’ and go down to the ‘Where you receive notifications’ section.
Once there, just select ‘Email’ and add the email account to which you want notifications to be sent.
How to customize the notifications sent to you on Facebook?
Nowadays, we use Facebook more on our mobile devices than on its official website, so you may prefer to change the sound or vibration of push notifications to add your own style to it.
Vibration or sound
To change the vibration and sound of Facebook notifications on your phone you just have to follow these simple steps, but it should be noted that this does not apply to the Facebook lite application:
- Open the Facebook app and tap the three horizontal stripes in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Scroll down to the ‘Help & Settings’ section and select ‘Notification Settings’.
- Once inside, select ‘Notification’.
- Once there, you will be able to choose if you want your phone to vibrate when there is an incoming notification and you will also be able to select your preferred ringtone for your Facebook notifications.