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

April 10, 2012 · 25 comments

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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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Anne pe April 10, 2012 at 8:56 am

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.

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Azam April 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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

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Kim Castleberry April 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

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

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Nile April 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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.
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Lynn Jones April 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

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

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Cyber Tweaks April 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

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

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Joyce Edwards April 11, 2012 at 7:49 am

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!

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Kevin Martineau April 11, 2012 at 11:29 am

Hi Kim:

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

Thanks!
Kevin

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Melodie Kantner April 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

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

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Jane April 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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.

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Patricia Gozlan April 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

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!

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Pastor Sherry April 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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!

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Priti April 17, 2012 at 6:26 am

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.

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mdenise April 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm

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.

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Laura Morris April 18, 2012 at 12:46 am

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!

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Chrisa Herzog April 20, 2012 at 3:48 am

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.

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Micah Bleecher April 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

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!

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Ica September 28, 2012 at 2:24 am

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

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Kim Castleberry September 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm

You might see if the “block application notifications” in FBPurity would do that for you.
Kim

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Alicia November 2, 2012 at 9:38 am

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

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Kim Castleberry November 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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

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mim March 9, 2013 at 4:45 pm

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.

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Kim Castleberry March 12, 2013 at 5:21 am

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

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Steve May 10, 2013 at 11:36 pm

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.

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Usman Khurshid May 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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.

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