@everyone Are You Tired of Being Tagged on Facebook With @everyone?
Facebook recently introduced this terrible new feature that allows members of groups — Yes, that’s right, I said members, not just admins or mods — to tag every single member of the group at once, with the tag @everyone. That means that your notifications are going to be flooded with people who you don’t know trying to get your attention for things that have nothing to do with you. It’s like Facebook is designing new features specifically to help spammers and scammers. Per usual, they added this feature quietly, without prior notice, and have left it up to the individual to figure out how to stop it.
That’s where I come in. Here’s the secret!
If you’re on desktop:
- Click your picture in the upper right corner. Then, click “Settings & Privacy” from the resulting dropdown menu.
2. Click “Settings”
3. Click “Notifications”
4. Click “Tags”
5. Click the radio button for “Friends”. This will ensure that only friends are allowed to tag you.
6. Scroll slightly further down to “Receive notifications for”. Make sure the switch for “Batch @everyone mentions” is set to the off position. If it is on, it will be blue. If it is off, it will be grey.
If you’re using Facebook mobile app, do this:
(These instructions are for Android. I believe they’re the same on iPhone. If not, let me know in the comments and I’ll post an update.)
- Click your photo in the upper right corner of the app.
2. Click the small gear icon just below your photo.
3. Click “Profile settings”.
4. Scroll down to “Notifications” and click “Notification settings”.
5. Select “Tags”.
6. Underneath the heading “Get notifications when you’re tagged by:”, select “Friends”. If it’s selected, it will be blue.
7. Under the heading “Receive notifications for”, turn off the slider for “Batch @everyone mentions”. If it’s on, it will be blue. If it’s off, it will be white or grey.
That’s it. You should never receive one of these heinous notifications again. That is, until facebook changes it again.
P.S. If you have questions, or if iPhone does not match this flow, let me know in the comments and I’ll update the article.