Facebook Offers Users More Notifications Controls

Facebook continues to tinker with how users can control their notifications settings, with the notifications section under account settings now offering a host of options.

Users can dial back the frequency of emails by now checking off a box that reads: “Send me important updates and summary instead of individual notification e-mails.”

Customization is available in the following categories:

  • Photos
  • Groups
  • Pages
  • Events
  • Questions
  • Notes
  • Links
  • Video
  • Help center
  • Wall comments
  • Other updates from Facebook
  • Credits
  • Other applications

In addition, clicking the Facebook category at the top of that list brings up the following subcategories:

  • Sends you a message
  • Adds you as a friend
  • Confirms a friend request
  • Posts on your wall
  • Pokes you
  • Has a birthday coming up (weekly message)
  • Suggests a friend you might know
  • Adds a friend you suggested
  • Joins Facebook after your invite
  • Tags you on their profile
  • Tags you in a post
  • Mentions you in a comment
  • Comments on a post you were tagged in
  • Subscribes to your public updates
  • Posts content (close friends list only)
  • Says you are with them in a post
  • Likes a post you’re tagged in
  • Likes your post
  • Subscribes to one of your lists

Users will be able to turn all email notifications on and off for each category and subcategory.

Readers: Do you find notifications helpful? If yes, which ones?

Thank you to The Grovo Blog for the tip.

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