Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Facebook Page Settings - Email Notifications

If you're a Facebook page administrator, you may have noticed that you're receiving email notices when your fans interact with your page. For some of you, that may be helpful. For others, it may be overwhelming. When Facebook transitioned pages to the new layout, the default was to email page admins with every fan interaction. To stop receiving these emails:
  • Go to your page and click "Edit Page" at the top right corner
  • Click "Your Settings" at the top left column
  • Uncheck the second box next to "Send notifications to (your name) when people post or comment on your page (see the photo below - the box is checked)
  • Click "Save Changes"
And if Facebook is working properly, the emails will stop. Facebook hasn't ironed this setting out completely, however, so don't be surprised if you still have to delete the occasional email. (I have this week.)

Instead of relying on emails to tell you what your fans have been up to, try using Facebook as your page (as described in my previous post) and clicking on the "Notifications" icon.


  1. do you know if there is a way to stop getting the on-site notifications from activity on pages you manage? Not the e-mail notifications, the little red notifications icon on the top of the page :-) I don't want to constantly be getting those. Thanks for the info! -- @MrLuisJimenez

  2. Great question Luis, I am wondering about the same thing :(

  3. Hi Rob and Luis - the notification icons will always appear on the top of your page, there's not a way to stop them from appearing completely. They do disappear when you scroll down and view the page. If you'd like to hide the whole admin panel, including the red notification icons, you can do so by clicking the "Hide" button at the top right of the admin panel. That will allow you to view your page as your fans do. When you're ready to view it again, click the "Admin Panel" button at the top right again.