How to stop receiving all game invites on Facebook

By , Mar 2, 2016

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I couldn’t care less about FarmVille or Candy Crush Saga or any other game on Facebook, for that matter. If you’re anything like me, I suppose pesky invite notifications for Facebook games have been ticking you off.

But don’t worry, you can block those annoying requests with just a few taps. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to stop getting invites for apps and games from Facebook friends, both on the web and in the app.

Instructions provided in this tutorial will prevent all app and game invites sent by friends from appearing in your Facebook account. If this nuclear option isn’t what you really want, Facebook also permits you to block invites from specific apps/games, as well as those from specific people you’re friends with on the service.

How to stop getting Facebook game invites

On the mobile app:

1) Open the mobile Facebook app on your device.

2) Tap More in the tab area at the bottom, select Settings and then choose Account Settings in the pop-up menu.

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3) Tap Apps, then tap Platform.

4) Select the No option underneath the Games Invites and App Notifications section.

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This will stop all app and game invites sent by friends from appearing in your account.

On the web:

1) Go to facebook.com in your web browser and log in to your account.

2) Click the triangle icon in the top right corner of the interface and choose Settings.

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3) Click Apps in the lefthand section.

4) Click Edit below the Apps, Websites and Plugins section in the right menu.

5) Click Turn Off in the dialog.

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“By disabling app notifications and game invites you will no longer see app related requests sent by your friends,“ reads the feature’s description. Turning the feature on will re-enable app and game invites from your Facebook friends.

Disabling app invites is the easiest way to keep annoying, spammy notifications in check. It’s worth knowing that stopping app notifications and game invites will have no effect on your ability to use Facebook apps or play games on the service.

Related tutorials

You may want to check out these tutorials that cover dealing with unwanted or spammy notifications from apps, games and websites on Facebook:

If you like this tutorial, check out our Facebook how-to archive.

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  • Rodney Coleman

    Good post. But very old… I hate Facebook gave invites though.

    • I’ve turned off all notifications besides chat. Only thing Facebook is good at is messenger

  • William Melendez

    Thanks !

  • You could have shortened this article by quite a lot lol.

    “Step one, delete Facebook
    Step two, live a happier life”

  • Thanks for the post! I really need it.