How to Turn off Friend Suggestions on Facebook


Friend Suggestions on Facebook are part of Facebook’s core notification settings. When enabled, the option allows Facebook to send you various types of notifications based on your interests and choices, this also includes adverts. The Notifications Settings tab in Facebook allows you to control different types of notifications which you can enable or disable anytime and the Friend Suggestions notification is one of them.

If you are getting a lot of friend suggestions on your Facebook account and want it to turn off then this guide is for you. In the post below, I will be giving you a step-by-step guide on how to turn off Facebook friend suggestions. So, without any further ado let’s get started.

How to Turn off Facebook Friend Suggestions on PC and Mac

To turn off friend suggestions on Facebook you just need to follow a couple of easy steps. To get started, follow the steps below.

Open the Facebook website on your Windows 10 PC or Mac and log in with your account. To do this, open the Facebook website and sign in to your account.

Now, click on the account settings and then click again on the Settings and Privacy and then Settings.


Now, on the settings tab, scroll down to the left and click on the Notifications, this will open the Notifications settings tab.


Select “People You May Know” in the “Notifications Settings” menu.


If you want to turn off specific friend suggestions, you also can turn off friend suggestions based on push, email, and SMS notifications. For example, if you only want to receive in-app friend suggestions but don’t want them in your email or via SMS. Then you can only turn the Email or SMS notification option off.


To turn off all friend suggestions simply, toggle the ”Allow Notification on Facebook” button off. Doing this will turn off or disable all friend suggestions on your Facebook account.

This is how you can easily turn off friend suggestions on Facebook. After turning off the friend suggestions option, Facebook will no longer show you the friend suggestions on your account. If you want to add new friends on Facebook, you will need to manually search for them and add them.

Kindly note: turning off the friend suggestions on Facebook for the desktop version will also turn off friend suggestions on the Facebook app for Android, iOS, and tablet. Since, the account is the same on all the devices, any settings made will apply to all.


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