Facebook users have expressed frustration over the continuous onslaught of ‘Waiting for you: 1 new notification’ messages on their devices, even after enabling the option to turn them off. Fortunately, there are a couple of potential solutions to tackle this issue.
Although Facebook provides users with various notification preferences within the app settings, some individuals are still bombarded with push notifications claiming they’re waiting to be opened. This situation has left many users perplexed about how to eliminate the influx of these persistent pop-ups.
Why is Facebook bombarding me with a notification “Waiting for you: 1 notification” every 10 minutes?
On Thursday, August 4, a considerable number of Facebook users turned to platforms like Twitter to express their frustration regarding the frequent receipt of push notifications bearing the message ‘Waiting for you,’ accompanied by a count of various events, message invites, and more.
Screenshots of mobile phone lock screens exhibited these notifications appearing in quick succession, often within mere minutes of each other. Affected users reported that these notifications seemed to lead to nothing of significance upon being opened, yet persisted on their devices for hours on end despite their repeated attempts to suppress them. As of the time of writing, Facebook has not officially acknowledged or addressed this issue, despite numerous user complaints.
However, Meta’s Help Center does provide insight into potential reasons for push notifications continuing to surface on devices even when they have been deactivated.
The inundation of identical and inconsequential notifications poses an inconvenience, prompting some users to voice their exasperation. One user took to social media, stating, “Is anyone else inundated with an absurd number of @facebook notifications that display ‘waiting for you’ but ultimately lead to nothing? These notifications have been bombarding me every 8 minutes for the past 7 hours.”
Another user questioned, “What’s the deal with Facebook bombarding me with notifications that repeatedly state ‘waiting for you: 1 notification’ every 10-30 minutes?”
A separate individual expressed their frustration by saying, “Facebook, why am I incessantly receiving ‘waiting for you’ notifications? I’ve disabled all notifications for Facebook, and yet they persist. This is unbelievably aggravating! Please address this issue.”
The situation highlights the annoyance caused by an influx of seemingly futile notifications that disrupt the usability of mobile devices and social media experiences. Users await a resolution from Facebook in order to alleviate this issue.
How to fix recurring Facebook notifications “Waiting for you: 1 notification”
According to Facebook’s Help Center, there’s a possibility that you might still receive push notifications even after you’ve turned them off, especially if you’ve recently updated your Facebook app. In this case, you’ll need to revisit your settings and disable push notifications once again. Here’s the step-by-step process:
For Both iOS and Android:
- Open the Facebook app and tap on the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) located on your Feed.
- Choose “Settings and Privacy.”
- Tap on “Settings.”
- Select “Notification Settings.”
- Adjust your preferences for receiving notifications based on your liking.
For iOS Users:
- Open your device’s “Settings.”
- Scroll down and tap on “Notifications.”
- Find and tap on “Facebook.”
- Toggle the switch next to “Allow Notifications” to turn Facebook notifications on or off.
For Android Devices:
- Open your device’s “Settings.”
- Scroll down and tap on “Apps & Notifications” (or similar, depending on your device).
- Locate and tap on “Facebook.”
- Select “Notifications.”
- Toggle the switch to turn notifications from Facebook on or off.
Following these steps should allow you to manage your Facebook notifications effectively, tailoring them to your preferences or completely turning them off if desired. This should help alleviate the issue of receiving unwanted notifications, particularly after a recent app update.