Ignore Application Invites on Facebook - Multiple Requests

Every time Facebook does a design update, you have to scrounge around looking for the functionality you used to enjoy.

I get invites (to Farmville, Mafia Wars, and about a trillion other wastes of time) from a certain friend. I don't want to accept them; in fact, I don't even want to be bothered with ignoring each invite. But I don't want to drop her as a friend, either. What do you do?

Easy! Follow these directions (I'm using the most recent version of Facebook, rolled out February 2010):

  1. Click the Account drop-down menu to the upper right.
  2. Select Privacy Settings from this drop-down menu.
  3. Click Applications and Websites.
  4. Click the Edit Ignored Friends button, across from the Ignore Application Invites section (4th one down).
  5. Type the name of the friend whose invites you want to ignore, select it, and hit return. You should see the person's name in the bulleted list below.

If you change your mind down the road, you can follow the same directions 1-4 and just click the Remove link next to their name. You'll start getting app invites from this person again.

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Angela Blair 6 years ago from Central Texas

Now this is helpful information -- I experience the same thing and didn't know how to remedy it. Thanks so very much! Best, Sis


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livelonger 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

You're quite welcome. Everyone has that friend who gets a bit overzealous with apps...


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jamestedmondson 6 years ago from San Francisco

I prefer to defriend them. I think that's the right thing to do. I do hate getting multiple requests from the same person tho. I usually friend them the first time around, and if they annoy me, I defriend them. If they friend me again, I ignore.


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Sagarika Rath 6 years ago from Delhi

Hi Livelonger, i have tried and learnt about these fraudulent applications on Facebook. i suggest Hubbers to stay out of these


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livelonger 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

James: this friend is a trip when she posts status updates, though. It's just the app invites that grate my nerves.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Livelonger, Thank you for this helpful information, Blessings!


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MercuryNewsOnline 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Good advice. I know it is addicting to many people and I decline many invitations but what surprised me is to see my name and a photo of a man and a woman with a baby I have never met or fathered. (LOL)


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robie2 6 years ago from Central New Jersey

oh good-- thanks. I needed that. I really did:-)


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Good information thanks


Iðunn 6 years ago

Useful... I don't use Facebook but I do read a lot of news and hear the similar complaints.


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earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

This is helpful. I do spend a little time on face book, and a lot of time is wasted like this. Thanks for the tips.


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Canklefish 6 years ago from East Coast

Oh, this is so helpful and relevant. I've managed to now block silly little invites from a few of my 'friends'

Can't thank you enough!


hipeace 6 years ago

I had 2 get my dad 2 help my remove my BFF! She kept sending app invites from an app i hate, so i ignored her, thinking it would only affect that app. Well, it affected Farmville, petville, and all my other fav apps! It was so freaking annoying!


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MommaMcDoodle 6 years ago from Florida

I have a difficult time navigating through facebook as it is. And If I want to go to Farmville, I will! =)


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Norah Casey 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

I have a different solution. No Facebook! :)


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

Thanks for this - the apps were making me crazy! I'm headed over to FB right now to 'fix' them! Thank you x 10! ;-)


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Cactrot 6 years ago

Thanks! I stopped logging into facebook because of tons of that junk, maybe now I'll like using it again :)


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

thank you for this one ~Aloha~


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maplethorpej 6 years ago from Minneapolis, Minn.

Nice! Good instructions. They're presented well.


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K9keystrokes 6 years ago from Northern, California

Love this information! These things drive me nutty. I will be ready for them now and may begin to enjoy FB once more.


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bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

Great information! I, like many others, didn't want to have to click the button to delete them, but am so tired of getting these unwanted updates. Heading over there to try it out :D

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