How to Block the ‘Play Candy Crush’ requests on Facebook
Sometimes you feel like playing games, and sometimes you don't. But when I started getting requests to "Play Candy Crush" from deceased friends - multiple times per week, it was time for me to block the app.
Maybe your situation is not that drastic, but if you want to end those annoying requests here's your answer.
So to block an app on Facebook you must open a web browser and log into your Facebook account.
Click the downward arrow at the top right of the screen, then choose Settings.
Hit the Settings on this screen. You're doing great!
OK, now on this next screen, choose the "Blocking" tab.
Ahh, that sounds good doesn't it?
The "Blocking" tab, a best kept Facebook secret.
At the very bottom of the page is the option to block apps.
Start typing the name of the app into the text field, then select it from the list that appears.
Boom and you're done.
In the above screenshot I'm showing you how to block Candy Crush Saga requests on Facebook;
which at the time of this post has 50-million+ monthly users. You probably noticed that it's sister game, Candy Crush Soda Saga has 10-million+ monthly users. You know what to do.
The process is the same to block Meow Cat requests or to block any other Facebook app requests.
If you ever change your mind and want to play the game, just return to this option and
click Unblock next to its name.
Alternatively, if you want to turn off the notifications without blocking the app, you can wait until you receive one, then hover your cursor over the notification. A little circle and an 'x' should appear. Click on the 'x'. You will now be presented with two buttons, one to turn off notifications from this app and the other to keep them on.
Click ‘Turn off' and you should stop receiving the notifications.
You may want to check out the additional options on the blocking page. You can block users, messages, app invites and more. So if your Facebook is a little out of control, one trip to this page can restore some sanity.
What causes you to use the "block"?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments.