Have you ever been added to a group message on Facebook then been inundated with multiple notifications of people leaving the group?
The above image is a prime example of this. The first instinct is to leave the group. And doing so will immediately turn off notifications for you. However, every time someone leaves the group, everyone remaining gets notified of it. It’s a vicious cycle.
If you’re interested in making it easier for everyone else and getting rid of the notifications, just mute the conversation.
On the phone
Here’s how to mute the conversation on your phone. I use an iPhone, but since it’s in the Messenger app, it should be fairly similar on an Android device.
First thing you do, is click on the name of the group at the top of the screen. If it hasn’t received a name yet, it may just be a list of names. Once you click on that, you will see the screen below.
Once here, click on “Notification”. That will bring to the following screen.
Click on “Mute Conversation”. You’ll see the following pop up message.
Click on “Until I turn it back on”. That will turn it off indefinitely. You could choose a shorter duration if you prefer, depending on the nature of the group message (say, if you were about to head into class, for example).
Once you’ve done that, you should see the following screen. If you change your mind, just click on “Unmute Conversation”, and you’ll get all the notifications again.
On your computer
From your computer, open up Messenger. Open up the group.
On the right hand side, click on “Notifications”.
Uncheck these boxes. When you uncheck the first box, you should get the following pop up window:
Click “Indefinitely”, as I indicated in the phone instructions.
After you’re done, you should have a note in the right sidebar showing that notifications are off indefinteiyl