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How To Block Facebook Game Requests

If you have Facebook friends with too much time on their hands and sending you annoying game requests all day long, you should know that you’re not the only. However, there is a way to get rid of them (the game requests, not said friends). Here’s how.

Block Facebook Game Requests

If what you’re seeing when logging in to Facebook is similar to the screenshot below, then some serious measures are in order (I’m the invite spammer in this case, but you get the picture).

facebook game requests

So, what do you do to send those notifications in notification heaven and have a calmer existence? First, click the little lock icon at the top right side of the Facebook main page. In the menu that comes down, click See More Settings.

facebook game requests lock icon more settings

Now, in the left hand menu, find Blocking and click it.

facebook game requests blocking menu

You’ll be presented with a whole range of blocking options, which I have a feeling you’ll be using extensively in the future, now that you’ve found them. As tempting as it may be, scroll past the Block users option (maybe that friend doesn’t deserve such drastic measures), until you find a little section called Block apps.

facebook game requests block apps

Yes, people have annoyed me with lots of crap apps during my years of Facebook, and I’ve proceeded to send lots of them away. In this case, I want to get rid of Zynga Slots, a game I’ve been so gracefully invited to. So, to get rid of an app or game, just start typing its name and you’ll get suggestions, as seen below.

facebook game requests search app to block

Once you’ve found the app you want gone, click its name; the result is that it will be added to your block list and it won’t be able to annoy you again. If you decide that you want its notifications back, repeat all the steps above, find it in the list of blocked apps and click Unblock next to it. It will be back in no time.

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4 Responses to How To Block Facebook Game Requests

  1. Zoran August 22, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    I think there is one more way (maybe faster):
    – on your first picture, place mouse bellow that small circle (just bellow word Settings)
    – you will than see X (like Close button)
    – press it; it will ask you if you don’t want any more requests from that (cr)app
    – you say Yes, and you’re finished ;-)

    • Bogdan Bele August 22, 2013 at 2:33 am #

      True, but this one allows you to do more than one at a time :)

  2. Pattie June 30, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    All I could find was blocking and it only lists people. There was no search bar or apps button. It’s the requests for candy crush that I want to stop but not the people faking me. Personally, I think the request comes from the app itself. I have an iPhone 5s 7.1 IOS

    • Bogdan Bele June 30, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

      This guide is for Facebook on a computer. Maybe you should log in from your laptop and just stop those requests.

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