How to Stop New Friend Suggestion Notifications on Facebook in 2022

by Radu

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

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.

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

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

Step 2

From Settings & Privacy, choose Settings.

Step 3

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.

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

Tap on the hamburger menu - the three horizontal dots.

Step 2

Scroll down to Settings & Privacy and choose Settings.

Step 3

Scroll down to the Preferences section and choose Notifications.

Step 4

From the Notification Settings, choose People You May Know.

Step 5

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

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

That’s a Wrap

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

If some info is outdated or incorrect, or you have anything to add, say or ask, please contact me via Twitter or email.

About Radu

I've been working online, from home, for over 9 years. I learned a lot of different stuff related to websites. My main expertise was WordPress, but for some time, we parted ways, and I started focusing more on web development.