As we all know, Facebook is one of the most widely used social media platforms in the world. Outlook mail is an e-mail service offered by Microsoft via the windows operating system. If you are reading this article, then I assume that you use both Facebook and Outlook and that your Facebook account is linked to your Outlook account.
So, what is the problem? Facebook usually sends email notifications to a user’s email to keep them up-to-date with what is happening on their Facebook accounts. This is not a bad thing, right? Well, the answer is both yes and no. For those who are crazy about their activities on Facebook, receiving these notifications is a good thing. However, for those who are trying to get some meaningful work done, it can be quite a nuisance. Facebook usually sends all kinds of notifications ranging from which friends have their birthday on that day, upcoming events, who posted on your post, who likes a photo you are tagged and many other things.
All these notifications tend to flood your Outlook inbox. It is quite irritating to sieve through all these Facebook notifications to find the emails that are important. Even worse still, is when you have enabled the outlook mail notification box. This makes every new notification pop up on your screen and trust me, Facebook notifications are usually many. Every time a Facebook notification pops up, one loses 64 seconds of their valuable work time due the distraction caused by the notification.
How can you stop Facebook notifications on Outlook mail?
If you are fed up of always finding a bunch of Facebook email notifications filling your Outlook inbox, don’t worry. All you have to do is remove the connection between your Facebook account and your Outlook account. You can do this from your Facebook account or from your Outlook mail account.
Here is how to stop Facebook notifications on Outlook mail:
1. From your Outlook mail account
– First, open your Outlook mail account.
– Go to the top right and click the gear shaped icon which represents settings.
– Choose the option that reads ‘mail settings’.
– Click on ‘Reading Email’.
– Go to the option that says ‘Content from third party networks’.
– Under this option, you will find that your settings read, “public content’. Change this option to “Don’t show public content from third party networks”.
– Save your settings.
2. From your Facebook account
– Log in to your Facebook account.
– Go to account settings.
– Click on notifications.
– Find the ‘All Notifications” option and click on it.
– Click the envelop icon that has numbers next to it. It is located in the middle column.
– Click Edit.
– Uncheck all the boxes or the boxes that contain the notifications that you do not want.
– Save the changes.
It is as simple as that. By following either of the simple steps outlined above, you will permanently stop receiving Facebook notifications in your Outlook mail. Both methods are equally efficient so you can choose any of them. There is also no harm in using both methods, the end result will still remain the same.