Turn on your Facebook group notifications

How To Turn On Notifications For Facebook Group?

As a Facebook group admin, it’s super important to stay on top of everything that’s happening in your community. And one of the best ways you can do that is by receiving your Facebook group notifications from time to time.

Did you know you can choose to be notified about all the group posts, posts done by your friends, new member requests, and even pending posts?

By means of this article, I’m going to share with you the stepwise process of:

And lastly, I’m also going to shed light on why your Facebook group members might not be getting notifications and what they can do about it.

So, let’s dive right into this information!

How to turn on Facebook notifications for a group?

To turn on Facebook group admin notifications from a laptop/desktop, please follow these steps:

1. Open your Facebook group. Under your Facebook group cover photo, you’ll see the ‘Joined’ button. Tap on the drop down arrow given alongside it.

How to turn on notifications for Facebook group

2. Select ‘Manage notifications’ and a dialog box containing notification settings will pop up.

How To Turn On Notifications on Facebook Group?

3. You can choose to receive notifications for all posts, highlights, friends’ posts, or turn them off altogether. When you do that, you’re notified only of the important mentions and updates to group settings or privacy.

Go down below and you can choose to/not to receive notifications for member requests to join the group by simply toggling the button given beside it.

notifications for Facebook group

At last, hit ‘save’.

Here’s how to receive Facebook group notifications from mobile:

1. Tap on the star icon you see on the top right corner of your group’s home page.

notifications on Facebook group

2. A list of admin tools will appear. Select ‘Personal Settings’.

Facebook group push notifications

3. A pop up showing multiple options in ‘your settings’ will appear. Choose ‘Manage notifications’.

How to turn on your Facebook group notifications

4. From here you can choose to receive:

a. In-app notifications (the notifications/ messages user gets while they’re browsing an app)
either for :

  • all posts done in the group
  • highlights, i.e. friends’ posts and suggested posts
  • only your friends’ posts

How To Receive Facebook Group Notifications

Or you can choose to turn these notifications off. When you do so, you’ll be notified of only mentions and important updates to your group settings or privacy.

b. Push notifications (The notifications you get on your mobile device)

You can choose to get notifications of highlights i.e. suggested posts or turn them off.

Facebook group members not getting push notifications

c. Member request notifications

You can choose to turn on/ off member request notifications

Member Request Notification

d. Pending post notifications

You can turn on/ off notifications for whenever members submit posts for approval in the group.

Pending notifications in FB

How to turn off notifications on Facebook for a group?

Managing a community is indeed tough. It’s natural for you to feel overwhelmed seeing hundreds and thousands of notifications each day.

That said, you can turn off your group notifications anytime you feel like and here’s how to do it from a laptop/desktop.

1. Open your Facebook group. Under your Facebook group cover photo, you’ll see the ‘Joined’ button. Tap on the drop down arrow given alongside it and select ‘Manage notifications’.

turn off notifications of fb

2. A dialog box containing notification settings will pop up. Select ‘Off’ and hit save.

Notification Setting of FB group

When you do, all incoming group notifications will be silenced and you’ll be notified of only important updates and changes to group privacy.

Here’s sharing the steps on how to turn off notifications on Facebook for a group via mobile:

1. Open your Facebook group, tap on the star icon you see on the top right corner of your group’s home page. A list of admin tools will appear. Select ‘Personal Settings’.

Personal Settings in Facebook Group

2. A pop up showing multiple options in ‘your settings’ will appear. Choose ‘Manage notifications’.

How to turn on your Facebook group notifications

3. Now, choose the ‘Off’ button under every section: in-app notifications, push notifications, member request notifications and pending post notifications.

Facebook Group Notifications Not Working

How to turn on Facebook group push notifications for all posts in 2022?

As of yet, there’s no way you can turn on Facebook group push notifications for all posts. However, you can choose to receive push notifications for group highlights.

To do the same:

1. Open the group on your mobile and tap on the star icon you see on the top right corner of your group’s home page. A list of admin tools will appear. Select ‘Personal Settings’.

Notifications

2. A pop up showing multiple options in ‘your settings’ will appear. Choose ‘Manage notifications’.

Manage Facebook Group Notifications

3. Under push notifications, select ‘highlights’ and you’ll start receiving notifications for all imp things.

Facebook Group Notifications Not Working

Facebook group members not getting notifications. Why?

If your Facebook group members are not getting notifications, it’s probably because the in-app notifications and push notifications for that group are turned off.

Here’s how members can start receiving notifications for the desired group:

1. Open the group on mobile and tap on the three horizontal dots on the top right corner of the group and select ‘notification settings’.

Facebook group members not getting notifications via mobile

2. Go ahead and choose what notifications you would like to receive, i.e. all posts, highlights, or friends’ posts.

group notifications

That’s about it. 🙌🏻

If you were missing out on important group updates till now, please go ahead and turn on your group notifications today.🔔

And as an admin, you should encourage your members to turn on group notifications to stay updated on important discussions. It’s an amazing way to keep your members active and engaged. If you’d like to learn about other ways, refer to this blog.👇🏻

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In case you have any queries or would like to share some insights, please feel free to add those in the comments below. Or you can post them in our Facebook group where thousands of power admins are discussing this and so much more about community building.😊

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