Are you tired of Facebook sending you Live Video notifications on the app or over email and even SMS? Then this guide will help you reduce or completely disable the feature. It gets even more annoying when you follow a lot of pages, and the number of videos is too high to manage.
Why does Facebook Send you Live Video Notifications?
Facebook has a pretty good function for users. It notifies users whenever a video on a popular ‘Liked’ page goes live. For example, if we (TheWindowsClub) stream a video on Facebook, all the people who have liked our page on Facebook will get the notification that we are ‘Live’ at the moment.
Facebook has included this feature so that users can be a part of live videos and interact with the host one-to-one. This feature seems very useful for those who often wish to connect with other people. However, if you do not like the Live Videos feature of Facebook, it may be a distraction for you.
Let’s assume that you have liked around thirty news channel pages, which often stream live videos on Facebook. It would be pretty time-consuming to check all the notifications related to Live Video notifications one by one. To get rid of this problem, you have two solutions.
First, you can turn off notifications for a particular page, but you may miss a piece of important or exciting news because it will not notify you of anything. Second, you can disable live video notifications on Facebook. If you want to opt for the second solution, follow the following steps.
Disable Live Video notifications of Facebook
You do not have to download any third-party app, extension, or add-on for your information. Facebook itself provides this option. Therefore, this setting will impact all the devices using your Facebook account. Before using this solution, you should also know that it will completely turn off Live Video notifications of Facebook, and this is not a per-page basis.
- Log into your Facebook account, and click on the down arrow at the top-right. Then click on Settings & Privacy > Settings.
- On the left-hand side, locate and click on the Notifications link.
- Click on this to open corresponding settings. On the next page, you should get an option called Video.
- Turn off the option Allow notification on Facebook. Once you do that, no notification people or pages you follow will be sent to you over app or email, or SMS.
Do my followers get notified when I go live on Facebook?
If they are following the page and the notification are not turned off, then yes, they will get notified the instant you create a live video. Usually, the notification is sent out immediately, but there might be a delay for larger pages.
Can someone see you watching their Facebook live if you don’t click on it?
Unless you click on the Video, usually no, if there is a live video while scrolling through the Facebook feed, it is not known to the page. The views are still counted.