How to Turn On, Turn Off, and Schedule Facebook ‘New Message’ Alerts on Your Phone – Individually for Each Conversation!
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Did you know that with the newest version of the Facebook app for iPhone you have some control over when you receive a Facebook iPhone message notification (i.e. when you are notified of a new message in a messaging conversation on Facebook)? The current Facebook app includes new message alert scheduling! Given how Facebook alerts on a phone can really mount up, having a way to control when you receive Facebook message alerts is a really nice feature.

For example, let’s say that the office bore keeps sending you bad jokes via Facebook messaging. You don’t want to be alerted to his messages, right? On the other hand, if that hot new guy or gal that you met last week sends you a Facebook message, you want to know about that right away.


Well, with Facebook new message alert scheduling, you can quickly accomplish both! Just turn off the new message alerts for the office bore, and keep new message alerts on for hottie.

Yes, you can do that!

But wait, there’s more! If you are in a meeting and don’t want to be distracted, you can set hottie’s message alerts to “Alerts Off for 1 Hour”, and during your date with hottie that evening, you can set all other message alerts to “Alerts Off Until 8:00 AM”.

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Here’s how to do it:

When you are in your Facebook app on your phone, select the conversation for which you want to schedule alerts:

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See the three dots in the upper right corner? Click on that, which brings you to the alert scheduling screen:

 

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That’s all there is to it!

Pretty nifty, eh?

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