How to Turn Off the Text Feature on Facebook


Facebook text messaging allows users to take the Facebook experience wherever they go. Users who subscribe to Facebook text messaging can receive real-time text notifications detailing friends' wall posts, status updates and pokes. While some Facebook users value these up-to-the-minute alerts, others may find them overwhelming and unnecessary. If Facebook text notifications aren't for you, turning them off is an easy task. Choose a deactivation method to stop receiving notifications via text.

Disable Via Text

  • Select the option to compose a text message from your mobile phone.

  • Enter "32665" as the recipient. Type the word "Off" in the body of the text and send.

  • Await the receipt of a text message confirming that Facebook texts have been turned off.

Disable Via Your Account

  • Log in to your Facebook account.

  • Click the "Account" tab in the upper toolbar and select "Account Settings."

  • Select the "Mobile" option. Scroll down to "Texts Are:" and select "Off."

Tips & Warnings

  • Continue to send text messages to 32665 to perform Facebook actions such as updating your status, if desired. Remove a mobile phone number from your account by accessing the "Mobile" tab from the "Account Settings" page and selecting the "Remove" option located next to the number.

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