Friday, August 8, 2014

Request Denied

This past week I received 29 game requests from one person for a single game on Facebook. That pretty much pushed me into a rage.....STOP! STOP! STOP! ENOUGH OF THIS B%## S*%$!

I don't really want to unfriend this person but I really REALLY need these requests to STOP! So, I did a bit of research and found that you CAN block app requests on Facebook. YAY!

Here's how to do it in four easy steps with photos I took with my phone to illustrate it:

1. When you are logged into Facebook, at the very top right hand corner there is an arrow, click on it and it provides a drop down menu. Find "settings" and click on it.



2. Once you are in the settings mode, on the LEFT hand side of your screen, there is an option titled "blocking" click on it.



3. On the next screen locate "Block App Invites" then type in the name of the person who is the request offender. This will block ANY app invite this person wants to send you.


4. After you have blocked a specific person, you may also block the app entirely to prevent other request offenders, who have yet to surface, from sending you requests. Just type in the app you wish to block in the "Block App" section. I think I have 20 or so already blocked and the list is growing!



Blocking complete. This process only blocks app requests and apps from getting to you or being visible on your timeline. It does not block the person or any other post they may post on their timeline or yours. I hope this is helpful to you and will prevent some Facebook rage! 



2 comments:

  1. In defense of game players (okay a little Candy Crush here and there!!) FB is super sneaky in how it has people send game requests. There is a tab where it has you send "your friends who play the games" extra lives, which is a nice thing to do. BUT every once in a while they switch it to a tab that is "all your FB friends whether they play games or not" and it's hard to distinguish between the two if you aren't careful. SO I accidentally did hit "send" one time and can see how others might do it. But I am sure there ARE also the people who send those requests because they don't realize that it's going to all their FB friends and they want more lives or coins or whatever so they just hit send on all the things. I am super glad blocking is an option!

    Steph

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    1. HA! I have never received a request from you and Candy Crush has not been blocked....yet!

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