How to Turn off Facebook Live Notifications

Watch friends and Pages later, when it's more convenient for you

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Facebook Live is a feature on Facebook that allows users to broadcast themselves on video in real time. You might notice that whenever a friend or a Page you follow goes Live, you receive a notification encouraging you to tune in.

Unfortunately, it isn't always convenient to watch Live videos when they're broadcasting and notifications for them can be nothing but a distraction. If you're regularly bombarded by Live video notifications, you can turn them off right across your Facebook network — or alternatively, turn them off for individual friends and Pages.

How to Turn Off All Facebook Live Notifications on Facebook.com and the Facebook App

Follow these instructions to turn notifications for Live video off whether you're using the web version in a browser or the mobile app for iOS or Android.

  1. Navigate to Facebook.com in a web browser or open the mobile app on your device and If necessary, sign into (or switch to) your account.

  2. On Facebook.com select the down arrow in the top right corner followed by Settings in the dropdown list.

    A screenshot of Facebook.com.

    On the app, select the menu icon in the main menu followed by Settings > Settings & Privacy.

  3. On Facebook.com, select Notifications in the vertical menu on the left.

    A screenshot of Facebook.com.

    On the app, scroll down to the Notifications section and tap Notification Settings.

  4. On both Facebook.com and the app, select Video form the list.

  5. To turn off notifications for Live video entirely across Facebook, tap the button beside All Notifications on Facebook.com so that it appears gray.

Alternatively, you can turn notifications off individually for:

  • Push notifications
  • Email notifications
  • SMS notifications
A screenshot of Facebook.com.

How to Turn off Facebook Live Notifications for an Individual Friend or Page

You can only turn off Live notifications for individual friends or Pages from one of their Live video posts — either during the time that they're Live or from a recently ended Live video by locating a [Name] was Live post. Instructions and screenshots are provided for Facebook.com only, but you can follow the exact same steps if you're doing it from the app instead.

  1. Find the Live video post for the friend or Page. For example, you could spot in your News Feed or find it by navigating to their profile or Page.

    You can tell that a friend or a Page is currently Live by looking for the red LIVE label in the top left corner of the video.

  2. Select or tap the three horizontal dots in the top right corner of the Live video post.

    A screenshot of Facebook.com.
  3. Select or tap Turn off Live notifications from the dropdown list.

If you change your mind and decide you want to turn Live notifications back on for a friend or Page, you can navigate to their profile or Page, find their Live video post, select or tap the three horizontal dots in the top right of the Live video post and then select or tap Turn on Live notifications.