Many of us enjoy playing games on Facebook, but many games apps ask for permission to post on your behalf. Sometimes these apps post to all of your friends and there’s nothing less interesting to someone than getting a bunch of notifications for a game they don’t play.
Now, you can choose to hide game requests from friends so you won’t be bothered with them. Just click the little drop-down arrow in the upper-right corner of the post and select Hide all from that app. Don’t select the name of your friend or unfollow him or her, unless you really don’t want to see anything else from that person.
One nice thing that gamers can do, is to create a custom list for an app that means only fellow players see the posts. Here’s how to do it. First, click the privacy settings in the upper right-hand corner of your Facebook Feed. (It looks like a little padlock) Select See more settings from the drop-down menu.
Choose Apps from the column on the left.
You’ll see a list of your Facebook apps in alphabetical order.
Hover the mouse pointer over the app you wish to change the settings for and you’ll see a little pencil icon that will give you the option to edit the settings. Click on it.
Under App visibility, you’ll see who can see posts from the game. Right now, it is set for friends, so all friends would see posts from the game.
Click the drop-down menu and choose the Custom options.
Click the drop-down menu and choose Specific People or Lists.
Start adding the names of the people or the list you would like to send the request to. When you have it all filled in, choose save. From then on, posts from that app will only be visible to those people.
To create a list in Facebook, go to your newsfeed and scroll down until you find Friends on the far left. Hover your mouse over it until you get the more button.
Click Create List at the top of the page.
Name the list, add your friends and then hit create.
Now your game requests will only go to those people you know are interested.
If you have a friend that’s filling up your feed with requests, maybe you could share this story on Facebook as a hint that they should consider making their own custom list.
If you have any questions or comments about this article or Facebook in general, feel free to ask in the comments.