The debut of Notification Channels with Android 8.0 Oreo brought a huge respite from pesky notifications, as it allowed users to specify which notifications they wanted to receive from an app. While multiple apps seem to be adding support for the feature, a few of the most widely used apps lacked compatibility for it, including the Facebook app. But that changes now.
At long last, the Facebook app has finally gained support for Android’s Notification Channels, which means you can now choose to see only the important notifications from the Facebook app, and mute those events you never want to be notified of in the first place.
As can be seen in the screenshot above, you can choose to enable or mute notifications pertaining to events such as comments on your posts, when someone has tagged you, birthday alerts, friend requests and a ton of other events. The Facebook app gained support for Android’s Notification Channels with a recent update, which upgraded the social media app to version 18.104.22.168.72.
In case you want to tinker with notification settings for the Facebook app, just follow this path on your Android smartphone:
- Settings > Apps & Notifications > All Apps > Facebook > Notifications
You can now select/deselect the notification permission for specific events that you want to be notified about from the Facebook app. Well, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief if you are tired of unlocking your phone every few minutes to check a notification that is of little to no significance.
Additionally, the Facebook Messenger app has also gained support for adaptive icons, which means the design of the messaging app’s icon is now customizable and will blend perfectly with the theme you apply.