How to Turn Off Facebook or Instagram Live Notifications
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How to Turn Off Facebook or Instagram Live Notifications

In this post, you’ll see the steps to turn off live notifications on Instagram and Facebook.

You’ll also view the steps to disable Instagram Reel notifications. Let’s begin.

Turn Off All Facebook Live Notifications

You’ll get a notification by default when the person or page you follow goes live on Facebook. You can disable live notifications entirely or for a particular person or page.

​On PC, sign in to Facebook and hit the profile picture at the top right. On Android or iPhone, launch the Facebook app and hit “Menu.”

Hit Settings & privacy > Settings.

On iPhone or Android, hit Profile settings > Notification settings. On PC, hit “Notifications” on the left sidebar.

Hit “Video.”

​Disable the switch beside “Allow notifications on Facebook.” On Android or iPhone, tap “Turn Off.”

Turned off Allow notifications on Facebook option
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Notes:

  • If you want to turn off notifications of a particular type, disable these switches (Push, Email, and SMS) as per your wishes.
  • If you want to turn on live notifications, follow the steps above. But enable the switch.

Disable Live Notifications for a Single Person or Page on FB

Follow these steps if you’re on a PC:

On Facebook, go to your preferred person or page.

Go to the “Live” tab and click on a live video.

Click the “Bell” icon on the right sidebar.

In the “Live Video Notification Settings,” you can see these three options:

  • All live videos: You’ll get notifications for this page’s all live videos.
  • Live video highlights: You’ll get notifications for suggested live videos.
  • Off: This one will only turn off notifications for this page’s all live videos.

Click the one you prefer, and that’s all.

Follow these steps if you’re on Android or iPhone:

Open the Facebook app and go to the page or profile you want.

Go to the “Live” tab and tap the live video. Tap it again. If you’re on iPhone, hit the “Full-screen” icon in the video and tap the video again.

Tap the three horizontal dots at the top right and “Turn off Live notifications.”

Turn off Live notifications option
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That’s all. From now on, you’ll not receive live notifications from this page or person.

To enable live notifications, follow the steps above and hit “Turn on Live notifications.”

Disable Instagram Live and Reel Notifications

Here are a couple of points to note:

  • When a person you follow on Instagram goes live, you’ll get a notification.
  • You can’t turn off Reels on Instagram.

Let’s see the steps to turn off Instagram Reel and live notifications for a single person and everyone.

For Single Person

Note: You can’t disable Reel and live notifications on the Instagram Desktop version and app for a single person.

You can turn off live notifications for a single person, and here’s how:

Go to the profile of the person you follow. Here’s how: Launch the Instagram app and hit your profile picture at the bottom right. Tap “Following” at the top right and hit the person’s name.

Hit the “Bell” icon at the top right.

You can see “Goes live” if you’re on Android or “Live Videos” if you’re on iPhone.

Goes live option
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Tap it, and you can view the following:

  • Get all notifications: By choosing this one, you’ll get all the live notifications from this profile.
  • Get some notifications: You’ll get some live video notifications from this profile by choosing this one.
  • Turn off notifications: You’ll not get live notifications from this profile.

Choose the latter.

To disable Reel notifications, turn off “Reels.” If you want to enable Reel notifications, turn on the “Reels” option.

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For Everyone

Let’s see the steps to turn off Reel and live notifications for everyone on Instagram on PC, Android, and iPhone.

PC

Remember that the steps below apply to the Instagram Desktop app too.

Sign in to your Instagram account and click “More” at the left sidebar.

Select Settings > Push notifications.

Select “Off” in the “Live Videos” and “Recently Uploaded Reels” sections.

That’s all.

To enable the live video and Reel notifications on Instagram, follow the above steps but select “On.”

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Android or iPhone

Open the Instagram app and tap your profile picture at the bottom right.

Tap the “Hamburger” icon (three horizontal lines) at the top right.

Select Settings > Notifications > Live and Reels.

Select “Off” in the “Live Videos” and “Recently Uploaded Reels” sections.

Turned off both notifications
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If you want Instagram live and Reel notifications for everyone, follow the above steps but choose “On.”