Facebook Messenger: Here’s How to Temporarily Turn Off Notifications

The app won't tell you when new messages are received

Have you ever wanted to temporarily turn off notifications from your Facebook Messenger conversations? Our guide will show you how to do just that.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Messenger application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap the “Me” button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Note: If your app doesn’t have a “Me” button, you should be able to tap your profile picture in the top-left corner of the screen to go to the “Me” page.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap “Notifications.”

Step 3: Tap the toggle next to “Do Not Disturb.”

Step 4: Select one of the options to mute notifications for that length of time. The toggle will turn green to show that the Do Not Disturb setting is active.

Note: If you want to turn notifications back on before your “do not disturb” setting expires naturally, follow Steps 1-3 above, and tap “Turn off Mute” on the menu that appears.