Facebook group messages usually start out
innocuously enough. Maybe you’re talking with some friends about what you’ll
all do for dinner, or which bar you’ll meet at after work.
But then suddenly the message thread spirals
out of control in to a seemingly endless stream of emojis, cat pictures, and
Trump GIFs. And with each message, you get another annoying notification alert.
But there’s a way to end this group
messaging madness. Here’s how:
Open Facebook Messenger, and select the chat
you want to silence.
If you’re using an Android device, tap the “i”
icon in the upper right corner to bring up the notifications settings
menu. Press Notificationsand set the time limit for how long you
want your alerts to be silenced. If you’re really tired of getting updates,
just select Until I turn it back on, and tap OK.
If you’re using an iPhone, open the
conversation you want to silence, tap the conversation’s subject line at the
top of the screen, and press Notifications. Choose how long you
want to keep your notifications silent, and you’re set.
Now your friends can annoy each other
without annoying you.