[HOW TO] Block Unwanted Notifications In Facebook

Unwanted NotificationsAre you tired of getting daily unwanted notifications in your Facebook account? It’s fine if the notifications are legitimate but what if they mostly come from some spam group, event or apps/games request you never want to use? In this busy world most of you might not have that amount of time to browse all your notifications. And also it’s not right to click on anything that you are not associated with because the link might lead you to some scam page. Facebook got secure privacy options from which you can control your account privacy. All such notifications can’t be blocked with a single click, so I am providing you the steps below to block unwanted notifications from Facebook groups, events and apps or games request.

Group Notifications: There might be a number of groups in Facebook that you are associated with but not all posts from them are of any importance to you. At times you post a particular message in the groups and would like to receive notifications only associated with it and not from other people in the group. In that case you’ll need to disable the ‘Notifications’ option to ‘off’.

Group Notifications

On the other hand, when you comment on someone else’s post into a group, you keep on receiving notifications from that thread. To disable notifications from that particular thread you can simply click on the cross sign in the post notification and unfollow or visit that thread and click ‘Unfollow post’.

Group Notification

Unfollow Post

Apps and Games Notifications: Another most irritating thing is receiving apps and games requests. Personally I hate this feature since I never use apps or play games in Facebook.  If you have a bundle of apps/games to be blocked you can directly enter the outstanding requests in your homepage.

Blocking Applications

Go to the app/game you want to stop receive notifications and click on the cross button. Then either you can block the app or ignore all games request from that particular sender.

Apps Block

Applications Block

Event Notifications: Attending some events? Still if you won’t like to receive notifications from it first head over to the event page > click on the Settings icon > Turn Off Notifications, and you’re done.

Event Block

Hope this post helps you to save some of your time browsing Facebook notifications :).

This article is written by Priyanka Bhowmick. Her write-ups can be found in her blog CyberJunkeez. If you wish to write for HBB, kindly check this.

Prevent Your Facebook Profile To Appear On Google Search

Everyone needs some privacy on their online profiles. Today almost everyone uses social networking sites to connect with their friends and maximum of them seeks for privacy. Currently Facebook is at the top most level among all social networking sites. People share your personal information, photos and videos only with their friends and might not like if their profile and pictures appear publicly on other search engines.  So to prevent occur their Facebook profile information on a search engine like Google, they need to change their privacy option. Below are the few steps on how to prevent your Facebook profile appear in Google search results:

  • Login to Facebook.com
  • Click on Account–> Privacy Settings.
  • Now click on Edit your Settings under Apps and Websites.
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  • At the bottom most see Public Search–> Click Edit Settings.

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  • Uncheck the Enable public search box.
  • A pop-up box will appear to confirm your selection–> Click Confirm.
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Your Facebook profile will be disabled from Google search results.

This article is written by Priyanka Bhowmick. Her write-ups can be found in her blog CyberJunkeez. If you wish to write for HBB, kindly check this.

HOW TO: Autofill Your Credit Card Details On Sites

It’s really a tiresome job filling up the userid and passwords each time you try to login to a website. Today all browsers have the autofill option which can be used in your personal computers and enabling the option saves most of our time which cut down our headache of save us from remembering them always. For those of you are frequent online shoppers and business person, there are sites that ask for your credit/ debit cards details each time you complete a purchase. In that case you need to go through that long process of finding out your credit card, typing its number and then completing the purchase. To make this much easier, Google Chrome provides such an option where you do not need to insert your card number every time. To enable to autofill option for Credit/ Debit Cards:

  • Open Chrome browser.
  • Click on the Settings icon and go to Option.
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  • Go to PersonalStuff.
  • Click on Manage Autofill Settings.
  • Now click on Add new Credit Card.
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  • Fill up the required details and click on Ok.

Your Credit/ Debit Card details will be saved.

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You can also delete the details whenever you want by clicking the cross sign beside your card details.

This article is written by Priyanka Bhowmick. Her write-ups can be found in her blog CyberJunkeez. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.