How to Stop Game Requests On Your Facebook Timeline

by | Feb 25, 2015 | News

By Cheryl Yancey, Beauty & Logic Designs

“Your friend has invited you to play Candy Smash Saga Frenzy.” Ugh. Not another one.

Sound familiar? If you spend any time on Facebook, you’ve likely seen it before. And unless you’re an avid Facebook gamer, you get real tired of those notices, real fast. But how can you stop the endless tidal wave of notifications for game requests? How many sheep and heart lollipops can you possibly throw at one person, so they’ll leave you alone?

Well, Facebook fanatics, I’m here to help. With step-by-step pictures, no less. (No, it won’t require one of those tedious, and oh-so-ineffective, “Stop sending me game requests or I’ll unfriend you” posts on your News Feed.)

The best, and easiest, way to do this is to simply block the game from sending you notifications in the first place. You can still keep all your friends, and they can spend endless hours growing virtual corn fields and crushing all kinds of candy. Facebook will be wonderful again.

Step One, Photo One
Start by going to your News Feed, and clicking on Games.

Step Two, Photo Two
On the next page, click on Activity.

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Next, on the left side, click on Invites.

Step Four, Photo Four
On this page, you’ll see a list of all the current game invites/requests you’ve received recently. Each request is categorized by game, and next to each game, is an Ignore All link. Click that link.

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When you click the Ignore All link, you’ll see a message asking if you want to block the game and if you want to report the game.

Step Six, Photo Six
Be careful here. Yes, you want to block the game, but there’s not necessarily any need to mark it as abusive. Keep in mind, the inherent nature of game play in any social media is to invite your friends – it’s social. Facebook leaves it up to you to manage your notifications.

Click on the word “block” and you’ll get the following popup.

Step Seven, Photo Seven
Just confirm the block, and you’ll never see notifications from that game again.

Hooray! Now, just repeat the process for all the games that friends have sent you invites for, and your game notifications will disappear. You may have to repeat this process periodically, as new games come out, but once you’ve completed this process for a game, you won’t see it again.

Double hooray!

Do you have a tech question you’d like answered? Email [email protected] and we may select your question to be answered on the blog.

Cheryl Yancey has had a quiet love affair with technology since her first Sega Master System in the 1980’s. Using a common sense approach to web design and her strong dedication to supporting small businesses, Cheryl moved away from freelance work and started her own web and graphic design business, Beauty & Logic Designs. She’s an open and avid Trekkie, and gluten-free gastronome always looking for a great new place in downtown Fredericksburg for lunch. Check out Beauty & Logic Designs at www.BeautyAndLogicDesigns.com and on YouTube at http://youtu.be/A_iZqWWH2iQ

Editor’s Note: The views expressed by contributing writers are their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of Fredericksburg.Today.

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