Facebook has caught up with the world like a craze! It has taken social networking to an altogether different level. People have used it not just for networking socially with friends or group discussions or promoting businesses. They have even used it for entertainment in the form of popular Facebook games like FarmVille, Candy Crush Saga, etc. Such has been the usage, that I believe the two most frequently asked queries of 2014 would have been “When will Facebook get a ‘dislike’ button?” and “How to block Candy Crush game requests or FarmVille game requests on Facebook?” In this article, we shall understand the different ways on How to block Facebook Game Requests for any user i.e. some easy steps to block game requests or game invites on Facebook. Or, you can Play Facebook Games Without Annoying Friends With Games Requests.
Why do People Send Game Requests on Facebook?
If you think that it is just because your friends want to check how competitive you are in a game they are good at, then, you are not entirely right. There are many more reasons for sending a Candy Crush Soda Saga game invite on Facebook or a FarmVille 2 game invite on Facebook. Some of these games even credit additional points to the player who successfully invites more people as referrals for playing the game. It may even help the player to advance quickly to the next level of the game he / she is playing. Such incentives make your friends try looking for Facebook users who can join the game. However, there is also the case of them wanting you to try out an addictive game like Candy Crush, because if the game weren’t good, it wouldn’t have almost 10 million users globally.
How to Block Facebook Game Requests?
Block Facebook Game Requests From the notification Area
A quick way to block Facebook Game Requests coming from your friends is directly from the Facebook notification for such a game request. For example, check below notification that I got for FarmVille 2 game.
Now, at the top right-hand corner of this notification, there is an option to “Turn Off” such requests under the ‘Settings’ option.
We need to click on it and we will be asked for confirmation that you will not receive requests for FarmVille game (as seen below).
You can confirm and that is it! You will get a success message such as “You will not get notifications from FarmVille 2”.
Thus, in no time, you can manage to block similar Facebook Game Requests for other top Facebook games (if you are not interested in receiving them).
Block Facebook Game Requests From the Apps > Games > Activity section
In the second method, you can click on the Games section under Apps after signing in to your Facebook account.
On the games page, you can choose the option “Activity” to look at all game or app requests. Here, you can see an option “Ignore All” which enables you to block the requests as well as the game / app depending on your requirements.
Block Game Requests in Facebook From the Games Page
Another way is to look out for a particular game whose requests trouble you the most and block it. From the Games page, you can use the top right-corner search bar to look out for a particular game that you intend to block. For example, I want to block Candy Crush Soda Saga game and will search for the same.
Once, I get the game, I can click on the “Block” option to get the desired results. A confirmation pop-up will appear notifying you that no one will be able to send you invites or requests for Candy Crush game.
You can confirm it and enjoy using Facebook without any more requests for that particular game to you.
Additional tip: Prevent Spamming at Your Email Address by Facebook Game and Applications.
I hope you are able to block Facebook game requests as per your convenience using any of the 3 methods discussed in this article. Please share any other useful tips that might have worked for you!