How to Turn “New friend notifications” On or Off in Messenger

Turn new friend notifications on or off Messenger

This article provides a guide on how to manage ‘New friend notifications’ in the Facebook Messenger app, both on mobile and desktop. The feature can be toggled on or off, offering control over receiving updates when someone adds you as a friend. The article also discusses other useful settings in the app, including auto-start, online status, message preview, and biometric unlock among others.

This article explains how to turn “New friend notifications” on or off in the Messenger app on mobile devices.

The Messenger Desktop app is a standalone messaging app developed by Facebook that allows users to send and receive messages, make audio and video calls, and share files and media with other users without going through a web browser.

When you use the Messenger app on Windows, you can turn auto-start on or offchange your online status, turn message preview on or off, mute or unmute all notificationschange skintone for emojis and hand gesturesturn spell-check and auto-correction on or offturn open Messenger when used in a browser, on or off, and more.

On mobile devices, you can also turn Active status on or offturn on safe website browsingadd or remove people from hidden contactsturn unlock with biometrics on or offadd or remove people from restricted accounts, show or hide notifications on lock screen, and more.

When you use Messenger on a mobile device, you can turn “New friend notifications” on or off.

New friend notifications in Messenger inform you when someone adds you as a friend. If you receive many friend requests, these notifications can become overwhelming or distracting.

Turning them off can help you focus on the most important messages and reduce unnecessary notifications. On the other hand, if you like receiving notifications when someone adds you as a friend, turning this feature on can help you stay up-to-date with your social connections.

Turn New friend notifications on or off in Messenger

As mentioned above, users can turn the “New friend notifications” feature on or off in the Messenger app. This helps you voice unnecessary notifications.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Messenger app on your mobile device.

Messenger app on home screen

When the app opens, click Menu on the top left and select the Settings (gear) button on the profile menu.

Next, click the Notifications & sounds tile to expand it.

Messenger notifications and sounds settings

On the Notifications & sounds settings page, select the “New friend notification” tile. Then, toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

That should do it!


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