We’ve all been there before: you drop a comment on a friend’s latest Facebook status and immediately dismiss it from your mind. Then the notification alerts start rolling in about other people’s comments on the same status: Every. Single. Time.
This can quickly become irritating; especially when it comes to birthday/wedding/newborn statuses which tend to amass hundreds of dull comments. It can literally take days for those little red icons to stop appearing. Thankfully, there’s a way to switch off Facebook notifications for individual statuses and photos. Here’s how it’s done:
Open the Facebook Notifications bar and hover your cursor over the status/photo you’re sick of hearing about. An opaque cross will appear. Click on it.
You’ll then receive a prompt to turn off notifications for that particular status or photo. Click ‘Turn Off’.
That’s it! You can turn the notification back on at any time.
The benefit of this method is that you’ll continue to receive notifications for all other statuses; including the person you blocked — you just won’t receive notifications for that one individual post. I find this is especially handy if you were foolhardy enough to comment on a status about the 2014 Budget. Ain’t nobody got time for that!