I don’t know about you, but the onslaught of game and app requests on Facebook is driving me mad!
OK, so my friends may want to play bingo, slots and poker. They may want to know their latest Klout score, or add people to their birthday list.
They may even want me to play something to do with bubbles, or manage a farm.
BUT I DON’T WANT TO!
If, like me, you’re sick of receiving the endless requests to join games and apps that you have no interest in, here’s how to at least cut down on the requests, if not eliminate the altogether.
First, navigate to the games and apps page on Facebook (if you’re logged in this should take you straight to your page).
At the top you will see ‘Invites from Friends’ – it looks like this (I’ve removed the names on mine):
Hovering over a request will give you a little cross. Clicking on that will give you another box that looks like this:
Clicking on ‘Block [app]‘ will allow you to block all future instances of this app, so you should get no more invitations. Do this for each of your invitations (it could take a while but it’s soooo worth it!) and you should see the requests cut down quite a bit.
But it’s not over yet
Scroll down and you’ll see ‘Requests from Friends’ – this is probably full of people asking for maical weapons, extra fuel and various other things from games where they need power ups to get any further. You will also see apps such as Klout, Birthday Calendar, Family Tree etc in here.
It may look a little like this:
Underneath the name of each app, will be a link that says ‘Ignore all requests for this app’ – clicking on that brings the message “You ignored 66 [name of app] requests. Do you want to block [name of app] or report it as abusive?”
Simply click on ‘block’ and you’ll receive no more requests from that app.
It’s a little time consuming if you’ve let them build up, but very much worth doing if you want to cut down in future.
Unfortunately you will still receive the odd request as your friends find new games and new apps are launched, but once you’re on top of it you can nip these in the bus by blocking them from the beginning.
Which requests from Facebook bug you the most? Has this post been helpful? Let me know in the comments please.