Facebook Block Game Requests

Facebook games are insanely popular, but not everyone loves getting constant requests from their friends to come play. If you’re drowning in Facebook game requests, there are a couple of different ways that you can block them. You can block all games from ever showing up, you can block anyone you want from sending you requests, or you can block specific games from ever showing up again. Here’s how to put a stop to those annoying Facebook game invitations for good.

Facebook has a huge and thriving gaming community, with thousands of free games to play online such as sweet-popping puzzle Candy Crush Saga and agricultural sprout-em-up Farmville. People playing Facebook games have the option to invite others to play. If any of your friends are gamers, you’ll know the routine: you get an alert on your phone, and think it’s a message when in fact it’s an invitation to play a game.

Stop Facebook Game Requests

Fed up with Farmville? Does Candy Crush drive you crazy? If this happens several times a day it can be incredibly annoying, but there’s no need to defriend your candy crushing friend – here’s how to turn off Facebook game invitations...

Step 1: Go into the Game section

Launch Facebook on your PC or Mac’s browser and select Games from the APPS section in the left-hand column. You can scroll down to view the games your friends and other Facebookers are playing, but as you’re here to block game invites, head to the top of the page and click Activity.

Facebook Games Section

Step 2: Ignoring game requests

In the top left, click Invitations and you’ll see outstanding invitations from Friends. Find the game invitation you want to block and click the small cross to the left of the Accept button. A pop-up box will appear with the option to: ‘Block Candy Crush Saga?’ or whatever the game’s title is. Click that to block all requests relating to that game (top pic).

Under this it says ‘Ignore all requests from User Name’. Click that and you won’t be sent any game invitations from that person (bottom pic).

Facebook Ignoring Game Requests

Step 3: Block Games in Facebook

If you get numerous requests to play the same game or you want pre-emptively block requests, it’s possible to block request from an individual games. Going back to the Games section of your Facebook page, find the game, click on it and when that game’s information screen appears, click Block. A pop-up box appears confirming you want to block the app, click Confirm and you won’t get any more innovations or requests for that game.

Block Games in Facebook

Step 4: Block invites from a friend

If you’ve got a Facebook friend who is a serial offender when it comes to sending app invites, you can block all game invites from them. Click the small down arrow on the top right of your Facebook page and click Settings.

From the left-hand panel, select Blocking, look for Block app invites and start typing the name of the person you want to block into the Block invites from field. As you start typing, your friends’ names will appear. Select the one you want to block.

You can unblock them later by returning to the Manage blocking page and clicking the Unblock next to their name.

Facebook Block Invites from Friends

Step 5: Turn off apps and games

If you really don’t want any game invitations you can turn Platform off. This removes posts by apps and games from your Timeline and means you won’t be able to log into games using Facebook. Click the small down arrow to the top right of your Facebook page and select Settings. Now select Apps from the left-hand column.

Look down for Apps, Websites and Plugin. It should say Enabled. Click Edit.

Facebook turn off Apps & Games

A box entitled Turn Platform Off will appear, click Disable Platform and you won’t receive any app notifications or invites. If you confused at some step - just watch this short video to see how to block game requests on Facebook:

Block Facebook Game Requests on iPhone and iPad

If you don’t play Candy Crush Saga, or any other Facebook game for that matter, but you keep getting requests for lives and items from your Facebook friends, you’re probably past frustrated. Luckily, there’s an easier way to stop game requests than deleting or unfollowing your friends.

  1. Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad. Then tap on the More button in the bottom navigation.
    Block Facebook Game Requests on iPhone
  2. Tap on Settings — it’s all the way at the bottom so you’ll need to scroll down a ways. Then click on on Notifications.
    Facebook Stop Game Invites on iPhone
  3. Tap on Mobile Push under the How You Get Notifications section. Uncheck Application Requests and Application Invites.
    Disable Facebook Notifications on iPhone

You can repeat this process for email, text, message, and on Facebook too so you stop app and game requests everywhere. Keep in mind that this blocks requests from all apps, not just games. It doesn’t mean you won’t receive notifications for apps you’ve added yourself, but just ones other people send you that you haven’t added on your own first.