Turn Messenger notifications on or off

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You can turn notification alerts off for all conversations or for just a single conversation. You can also turn off the ability to preview messages in your notifications.
You can also learn how to temporarily mute a group chat. If you turn off notifications in a group chat, you will no longer receive notifications for messages, message reactions and mentions in that group chat.
Turn off Messenger notifications for all conversations
Desktop app
  1. Click your profile picture in the bottom left, then click Preferences.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Click the toggle below Do not disturb to turn notifications off.
Desktop web (messenger.com)
  1. Click your profile picture in the bottom left, then click Preferences.
  2. Under Notifications, click the toggle next to Do not disturb.
  3. Choose how long you want to mute notifications for, then click Next.
Turn off notifications for a single conversation
Desktop app
  1. Open the conversation.
  2. Click in the top right.
  3. Click Mute.
  4. Choose how long you want to mute notifications for, then click Confirm.
Desktop web (messenger.com)
  1. Below Chats, hover over the conversation.
  2. Click then click Mute notifications.
  3. Choose how long you want to mute notifications for, then click Mute.
Turn off message previews in notifications
Desktop app
  1. Click your profile picture in the bottom left, then click Preferences.
  2. Click Notifications.
  3. Click the toggle below Show previews to turn previews on and off.
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