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How to remove icons from the Facebook application shortcut bar

How to remove icons from the Facebook application shortcut bar

The Facebook application on iPhone, iPad and Android is starting to get a bit crowded. Fortunately, you can remove notification points and tab icons (Friendship, Clock, and Market) from the shortcut bar. In this way.

We will demonstrate the following instructions using screenshots of the Facebook application on an iPhone. The process is the same on the iPad, but the shortcut bar is at the top of the Android app.

Remove the tabs by long pressing

The easiest way to remove a tab from the shortcut bar is to long press one of the icons. Start by opening the file facebook application on your phone or tablet. Spotlight search Apple built-in is the easiest way to locate the app on your iPhone or iPad. Drag to open the app drawer on your Android device to find the Facebook app.

Then decide which icons you want to remove from the shortcut bar. IPhone and iPad owners will see the bar at the bottom of the interface, while Android users will see it at the top. From left to right, you can select Friendship, View, and Market.

Once you’ve decided which tab to delete, tap and hold the icon. A pop-up menu will appear.

Apple iPhone Facebook app Long press on the tab

Select the «Remove from shortcuts» option.

Apple iPhone Facebook App Select Delete from the shortcut bar

A message dialog will appear in the middle of the screen. You must confirm the action by tapping the «Delete» button.

Apple iPhone Facebook App Select the Delete button

A final dialog box will appear at the bottom of the screen, informing you of the change. You can select the «Settings» button if you want to quickly reverse the removal of the icon.

Apple iPhone Facebook app selection button to reverse the decision

You can reverse this change later by following the instructions in the next section.

Remove or add tabs from the settings menu

The second way to remove (or add) tabs from the shortcut bar is through the application’s Settings menu. As before, start by opening the Facebook app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Facebook Select app for Apple iPhone

From there, tap the hamburger menu icon in the lower right corner (iPhone and iPad) or in the upper right corner (Android). Then select the down arrow that corresponds to «Settings and privacy».

Facebook app for Apple iPhone Select the Hamburger menu and then Settings and privacy

Touch the «Settings» option that appears in the drop-down menu.

Facebook application for Apple iPhone Select Settings

Scroll down and tap the «Shortcut Bar» button in the «Shortcut» section. Use the search option at the top of the menu if you can’t find it.

Apple iPhone Facebook App Select the Shortcut Bar option

Change any of the tab options to remove them from the shortcut bar.

Apple iPhone Facebook App Select Switch to the appropriate tab

If you ever want to add any of the tabs again, follow these steps and restart the item.

Disable or enable notification points on the shortcut bar

If you agree with the number of tabs displayed in the shortcut bar, but don’t like the notification points that appear on each icon, you can turn them off.

Start by opening the Facebook app on your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Facebook Select app for Apple iPhone

Then select from which tab you want to remove notification points. From left to right, you can choose between Friendship Requests, View and Market.

Once you’ve decided, tap and hold the icon until a pop-up menu appears.

Apple iPhone Facebook app Long press on the tab

Touch the «Disable notification points» button.

Apple iPhone Facebook App Select Disable notification points

Unlike disabling one of the tabs, notification points will be deactivated immediately without a confirmation window. You should see a small text dialog box on the screen informing you that your change was successful.

Notification dialog box disabled for Apple iPhone Facebook

If you ever want to re-enable notification points, tap and hold the tab icon again, and then select «Enable notification points.»

The Apple iPhone Facebook app Enables notification points

Delete or add notification points from the settings menu

The second way to remove (or add) notification points from the shortcut bar is from the application’s Settings menu. As before, start by opening the Facebook app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Facebook Select app for Apple iPhone

From there, tap the hamburger menu icon in the lower right corner (iPhone and iPad) or in the upper right corner (Android). Then select the down arrow that corresponds to «Settings and privacy».

Facebook app for Apple iPhone Select the Hamburger menu and then Settings and privacy

Touch the «Settings» option that appears in the drop-down menu.

Apple iPhone Facebook application selection settings

Scroll down and tap the «Notification points» button in the «Notifications» section. Use the search option at the top of the menu if you can’t find it.

Apple iPhone Facebook App Select notification points

Switch any of the tab-specific notification point options to remove them.

The Facebook application for Apple iPhone switches notification points by item

If you ever want to add notification points back to any of the tabs, follow these steps and restart the item.

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