It’s always handy to know when someone has commented, liked or shared one of your posts on social media.

It’s even more important when it comes to managing your business page.

So how do you ensure that you know when someone comments or takes an action on your Facebook page?

How do I get to choose my notifications?

To see how your notifications are currently set up, log in to your personal profile and visit the top right of the page.

Click on the far right, downward arrow button and your view will hopefully look like this:



Facebook settings and privacy tab

From the screen above –

  • Select settings & privacy,
  • Choose settings which has a cog icon

You will now be in the general profile settings for your personal account.

On the left-hand side of general settings, you will see the notification tab which has an icon of a bell next to it.

Click through and below is what you will see.


Screen showing Facebook notification settings


There are 16 areas in which you can decide whether you would like to receive notifications.

You have a choice of how the notifications arrive. You can choose to push to your Facebook page, SMS message to your phone or via e-mail.

How to control Facebook notifications on a business page

If you are running a business or managing pages on behalf of a business. There is a special tab on the above menu for you.

Pages your manage screenshot

When you click the down arrow (far right) you will see a full list of the business accounts you have access to.

Here you will be told if your notifications are on or off.

Click on the name of each business page and you will see what notifications are on and which are off. 

You are offered a lot of choices to toggle notifications on or off depending on how much information you need to see.

You can also request that notifications are only sent once a day. This would be less distracting on a busy page. However, if it’s your job to respond in a timely manner then you should ensure you ask for a notification every time.

For all other notifications, it will depend on your role within the business and how busy your Facebook page is.

If you would like further help with your Facebook page, then why not book and join me for an hour’s review.