How to mute Facebook Messenger notifications

November 15, 2020

The Facebook messenger notification preview is useful in a way that you don’t have to wade through the piles of chats to read the message or launch the app. However, the same feature becomes a cause of irritation when there’s bombarding of unwanted notifications and you have the sound for it enabled. There’s a solution to this problem! You can mute Facebook Messenger notifications. Here’s how!

How to mute Facebook Messenger notifications iPhone

To mute Facebook Messenger notification on the iPhone, you don’t need to dig deeper into the app. Simply follow the instructions outlined in this tutorial.

  1. Launch the Messenger app.
  2. Select the chat account to mute notifications from.
  3. Tap the drop-down arrow next to the Chat Settings button.
  4. Select the Mute Notifications option.
  5. Choose a time interval.
  6. Exit the app.

As individuals, we like to stay connected and informed, but too many interruptions can be distracting. Here’s how to get rid of them easily!


Launch the Messenger app on your iPhone. Make sure you are running the latest version of the app.

Select the chat account you would like to mute notifications for.

Chat Settings Button
Chat Settings Button

In the upper-right corner of the chat window, look for Chat Settings button.

Hit the drop-down arrow next to the Tick option to display the options therein.

Mute Notifications
Mute Notifications

From the list of options displayed, choose Mute Notifications.

Configure Mute Time Limit
Configure Mute Time Limit

Next, select a time interval. The options provided by default are,

  • 15 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 8 hours
  • 24 hours
  • Until I turn it back on

Select the desired option and exit the app. All the notifications from the selected accounts will be muted.

How to turn off Facebook Messenger notifications on Desktop?

Open your Facebook account.

Click the Messenger icon in the upper-right corner of your computer screen.

Select Chat Settings button.

Mute Desktop Notifications

From the list of options displayed, select Mute notifications.

Time Interval
Time Interval

Configure the time interval and hit the Mute button.

Alternatively, you can choose the Turn off messages option below Mute notifications to turn off the notifications

What happens when I mute notifications on Messenger?

The messages from the muted account will be disabled but you won’t be able to get rid of the chat heads. For it, you must access the Messenger's settings menu, go to Notifications > Chat Heads and select Off to clear the chat head from within the app.

Can someone see if you mute them on Messenger?

Likely, a yes! Send a message to the person who you think has muted notifications from you. If the time you sent the message, matches the time the recipient has read it. chances are you've been muted.

Hope it helps!


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