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!

Messenger App Notifications

How to mute Facebook Messenger notifications iPhone

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

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  1. Launch the Messenger app.
  2. Select the chat account to mute notifications from.
  3. Tap the name.
  4. Select the Mute (bell-shaped) icon.
  5. Select the desired option.
  6. Choose a time interval.
  7. 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!

How do I turn Messenger notifications on or off?

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.

Tap Name
Tap Name

Tap the name to go to a new screen.

Mute Icon
Mute Icon

Under the new screen, tap the Mute (bell-shaped) icon.

Mute Chats
Mute Chats

Select an option to Mute Notifications. By default, the options available are,

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  • Message motifications
  • Call notifications
  • Messages and call notifications.
Mute Notifications Time Interval
Mute Notifications Time Interval

Next, select a time interval. Exit the app.

Messenger Notifications Muted
Messenger Notifications Muted

All the notifications from the selected accounts will be muted and you'll not hear any Facebook Messenger notifications sound

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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