How To Block A FAcebook Game or Application From Sending Requests To You

April 10, 2012 · 25 comments

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How To Block A FAcebook Game or Application From Sending Requests To You

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Game & App Requests on Facebook can be annoying!

In a prior post we discussed how to block the game notices from your news feed… but what about those pesky application requests and invites?

Here’s how to block a Facebook Game or Application from sending you requests!

Steps To Block Games & Apps on FB:

1) From your news feed (main page), scroll down the left hand side until you see the “Apps and Gams” entry. Click It.

    If you do not see the entry you may need to click the “more” at the bottom of the entries in the left column.

2) In the center panel you will see all of the invites and requests.

3) Hover over the request with your mouse until a small “X” appears in the upper right corner of the item. Click It.

4) The box will change, giving you additional options to block all requests by the sender and/or all requests from the app.

    Generally, I only need to block the app. However, if someone is consistently sending me crap, then the “ignore all requests from sender” option is excellent.

Now, between hiding the apps in the news feed and blocking their requests, you can begin to get your sanity back!

I also run FB Purity as a browser add-on to further refine and improve my Facebook feed. I love it!

~ Kim ~
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25 comments
Usman Khurshid
Usman Khurshid

If you're not using Facebook a lot, it's a good idea to revisit your notification section. I was getting a lot of emails from Facebook just because of these requests. I simply turned off the email notification and now I'm able to live with Facebook. But certainly you've nailed the exact solution to the Facebook apps requests problem.

Steve
Steve

Good advice, my wall on Facebook sometimes is filled with game invites from friends and that's not the reason that I am on Facebook. I will play Wii with my kids when it's time for games.

mim
mim

Will the person know or get a message saying i havr blocked them from games? I don't want to make anyone mad just tried of of the game stuff.

Alicia
Alicia

Unfortunately, this seems to be outdated information, at least for the iPhone 6 update. Can you refer me to a more recent post?

Ica
Ica

Is there a way to only block requests and keep the using the application?

Micah Bleecher
Micah Bleecher

Thanks for this great tutorial and saving me from the most irritating thing on My Facebook page, I didn't know that it was possible to get rid of these app and game requests!! Once again, thanks for your help!

Chrisa Herzog
Chrisa Herzog

I didn’t know I can totally block those games invites. I got tired of rejecting them so I just ignored them altogether. I will try this as soon as I can. This is very useful and interesting.

Laura Morris
Laura Morris

Thanks Kim! Man..I've been wondering how to do this and scratching my head for a while!! I am going to share this one with others too because I get friends asking me! I like the FB Purity Browser too!

mdenise
mdenise

I didn't know I can totally block those irritating invites. I got tired of rejecting them so I just ignored them altogether. I will try this as soon as I can. This is very useful in keeping the more important feeds above my timeline.

Priti
Priti

Thanks for the tips Kim. Indeed these games and application notifications from friends can sometime become quite irritating as well as hide some of the important feeds. As I didn't want to hide all posts from my farmville crazy friends, I had to see all the game requests every time I logged on in Facebook.

Pastor Sherry
Pastor Sherry

For some reason I've not received very many requests recently -- or maybe I'm just ignoring them. Thanks for showing us what to do -- I have enough time on the computer already without spending more!

Patricia Gozlan
Patricia Gozlan

Thanks for the info Kim. Finally I now know how to do it.

How can I cancel the requests of birthday calendar in the same way too?

Thanks for this useful post!

Jane
Jane

Thanks a lot for this tip! I've a lot of friends who are into Facebook gaming and I always get request for every new game that comes up. This post will be really handy for me.

Melodie Kantner
Melodie Kantner

Thanks for that info. I get tired of deleting all those game requests.

Kevin Martineau
Kevin Martineau

Hi Kim:

This is such helpful information. I hate getting app and games requests. Blocking them will keep my timeline clean. :)

Thanks!

Kevin

Joyce Edwards
Joyce Edwards

Who has time to play these games? I am always amazed that the people who say they would like to earn more money say they don't have any time. These are the people who are sending me requests to play games. Thanks for sharing Kim. No more Mafia Games or helping you with your cookie count!

Cyber Tweaks
Cyber Tweaks

THanks for that Kim. i was fed up seeing that many notifications.

Lynn Jones
Lynn Jones

Thanks Kim, I was doing it one by one, but If I do it your way, looks like you can just block all games and such at once? Is that correct? I'll be checking further. It seems like new games are always coming forth.

Thanks and have a wonderful week!

Lynn

Nile
Nile

I still have issues with some of the games out there and people sending me requests. Also, I have one that I cannot get rid of the requests and there are more than 100+... very annoying to remove. *sighs* I really only play 2 things these days as I have no time for anything else.

Azam
Azam

It is good tutorial on facebook block of games. consistent visits of your site will make me expert in Wordpress and Facebook Applications.

Anne pe
Anne pe

Thanks for the post Kim. As my business grows those games and app requests are becoming increasingly tiresome and iIm losing the important stuff in the feed.

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Nope, that's the nice thing about this. You don't disrupt or notify them, you just don't get the requests from them any more.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Alicia, the post is not outdated, but this is one of MANY features that the website has that the mobile apps and mobile web version do not have.

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Azam, there is sort of. You have to adapt that wp-config line for your own situation. You see that the line I ended up using is very different than the original example from Nacin. Bobby helped me get that structured to work for my situation. It's PHP coding. The comments.php file however is just download and upload so no coding.

Kim