Stop Unwanted Facebook Event Updates

Stop Unwanted Facebook Invites
Photo credit: Rich Anderson

Oh how I love this! I have to be very honest and say I heard about it from the Princess of Facebook herself, Mari Smith.

You know those people that you know and are friends with on Facebook that continue to invite you to event after event: Chamber events in Idaho, 30th birthday parties for people you have never met, constant invitations to see their band play all over the region…

Have you ever wanted to make it stop? Now you can. Thank you Facebook and Mari!

Block Facebook Events from Certain Users

  • Go to Account (upper right hand of Facebook when you are logged in)
  • Choose Privacy Settings
  • Click on Block Lists (bottom, middle of the page)
  • Go down to Block Event Invites and start entering the names of those friends who can’t tone down the invites

You can also do the same action from your Events page on Facebook. If you click on See All Invites and Respond to an event, you can choose to Remove an Event and a popup comes up asking if you want to block all other invites from this person.

There you go! Totally private, no notifications go on your page and your friend doesn’t get an alert.

Enjoy your quieter Notifications!

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  • Bruce Terrell

    HI, I need to find a way to block ALL, ALL, ALL event notifications. I get so many that I could spend all day doing it one at a time and then with new friends I would have to keep doing that.

    Any thoughts? How can we get this message to Facebook? Thanks.

  • Madcoool

    Just did this and it worked–
    Click on the Notifications icon at the top of the FB page. From the drop down menu, scroll and hover over the EVENT notification in question.
    There should be a small X in the upper right corner of the box– click on that to turn off post notifications for that event.
    This can be done BEFORE declining or joining an event.

  • rejected

    your friends don’t get an alert, but they DO notice that they are unable to click on your icon and invite you to an event the next time one comes up ;)

  • andy

    Nope “Block Lists” not there! Doesn’t work.

  • M

    THANK YOU MADCOOL! That was exactly what I was looking for

  • Benjamin

    Thanks, I’m friends with someone that runs a bar with several concerts there a week, and I was receiving annoying event messages all the time.

  • http://www.hallme.com/blog/author/amanda/ amanda_pants

    You are welcome!

  • Guest

    I had this problem and solved

  • Søren Louv-Jansen

    This service removes Facebook events from your calendar, if you haven’t replied to them yet – only “Attending” and “Maybe” will be shown:
    http://freedom.pagodabox.com