How to Stop New Friend Suggestion Notifications on Facebook in 2020

Recently, all of a sudden, Facebook started bombarding me every day with notifications containing new friend suggestions.

facebook new friend suggestion notifications

Thanks, but no thanks!

Fortunately, there’s a way to stop this notification, and I’ll show you how to do it on both the website and mobile app.

For the website version, I’ll use New Facebook, not Classic, since it will be removed soon anyway. But the process is almost the same.

Stop New Friend Suggestion Notifications on the Facebook Website

If you want to turn off friend suggestion notifications on the Facebook website, then here’s what you need to do.

Step 1 – Access Settings

Click on the drop-down arrow found in the top-right corner, and access Settings & Privacy.

new facebook settings and privacy

Then, click on Settings.

new facebook settings

Step 2 – Access Notifications

Click on Notifications on the left sidebar.

Then, on the right, click on People You May Know, and either turn off the friend suggestion notifications entirely or only choose to stop receiving them in specific places.

turn off new

That’s it! After I disabled them, I didn’t receive any more notifications of that type.

Stop New Friend Suggestion Notifications on the Facebook App

Here’s what you need to do to stop friend suggestion notifications on Facebook’s mobile app.

Step 1 – Access Settings

Click on the hamburger menu and go to Settings & Privacy > Settings.

facebook app settings

Step 2 – Access Notifications

Scroll down to the Notifications section and select Notification Settings.

facebook app notifications settings

Step 3 – Access ‘People You May Know’

Select People You May Know from the Notifications Settings.

People you may know notifications facebook app

Step 4 – Turn off ‘People You May Know’ suggestions

Turn off the new friend suggestion notifications entirely or only from specific places.

People you may know notifications facebook app

That’s it! That type of notifications should stop now.

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That’s a Wrap

I hope you found this guide useful and the solution worked for you as well!

If you have thoughts, questions, or want to specify something, please leave a comment below or send me a message using the contact page.

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