Want To Block FarmVille On Facebook? Here’s The Solution


FarmVille has just completed a milestone a few days ago. It has surpassed 80 million active users monthly. It has been awarded this year. On 18th February, FarmVille won “Social Networking Game of the Year” at “The 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.” Its number of user is bigger than the Twitter’s one. Facebook itself has over 400 million users. On the other hand FarmVille has 80 million monthly active users. It’s the most popular game in Facebook. But not all of the Facebook users play it. But those who play bother sometimes to the users who don’t play through news feed. Here is a “How To” tips to block FarmVille. Thanks to Mashable.com, from which I got this tip.

The game optionally advertises itself by sending out news feed updates to your friends whenever you accomplish a milestone with your farm or character. When you have lots of friends playing FarmVille, those updates can be ubiquitous enough to drive you a little crazy.

Here is the instructions how to hide all those FarmVille news feed updates and notifications without burning any bridges with your passionate social gamer friends.

Credit goes to mashable.com for the following instructions

Hiding Friends’ FarmVille News Feed Updates


This task is simple. Any time you see a FarmVille update in your news feed, move the mouse cursor to the right of the update and a “Hide” button will appear as seen above. Click on it.


As illustrated above, you’ll then be given the choice to either hide that friend or just the FarmVille app. Since you probably want to keep seeing your friend’s updates (we hope), click “Hide FarmVille.” This will hide FarmVille news feed posts from all your friends, not just the one who published that particular update.

Blocking FarmVille Notifications


Sometimes friends will send you notifications inviting you to join them in FarmVille or other games. These can be annoying if you’re not interested in playing. The easiest way to take care of this is to click the “x” next to the notification when you receive to block the FarmVille application.

But if you want to do this preemptively without waiting for another notification, just search for the FarmVille application using the Facebook search bar, go to the application page, and look for the “Block Application” link directly below the application image. We’ve included a pic above so you’ll know what you’re looking for.

Clicking that and confirming will prevent FarmVille from accessing your information or sending you notifications, but it won’t hide news feed updates from friends.

Source: Mashable


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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Harleycaldwell

    I have stopped farmville on my computer but not iphone, if anybody knows how would you email me: harleycaldwell@gmail.com. Thank you

  2. Riegel

    Doesn’t answer how to stop from iPhone app.

  3. Alison Moore Smith

    This is great — except that I do not get them on my computer, only on my iPhone and iPad. And neither of those platforms has the functionality you mention. Help!

  4. Tony Lee Churchill

    This doesn’t work when FarmVille players subscribe to “Farmville Latest”… It still ends up on their wall & is impossible to block without blocking the friends’ status updates from your newsfeed. Ridiculous.

  5. Tony Lee Churchill

    This doesn’t work when a friend has subscribed to “Farmville Latest,” which still ends up on their wall and consequently in your newsfeed. There is no way (I’ve yet found) to block this ‘news’ without blocking my friends’ status updates. Help!

  6. Christine Rossi

    I want to block it on my blackberry! 

  7. Bob

    Has anyone figured out how to block Farmville and other game feeds on an iPhone or Blackberry?  This is driving me crazy!!

  8. Bob

    Has anyone figured out how to block Farmville and other game feeds on an iPhone or Blackberry?  This is driving me crazy!!

  9. Maureen

    I don’t want my non-farmville friends from having to see everything. How do I block it on facebook without keeping feeds off of my farmville?

  10. Frustrated!

    I’ve am non farmville but a friend is and I can’t seem to block their constant notifications on MyPad for Ipad 2! Help!! it’s so annoying scrolling through streams of notifications to see real comments!

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