How to Stop Facebook Messenger Previews on Android and iPhone

Are you tired of Messenger previews on your smartphone? We are going to provide information on how to stop Facebook messenger previews on Android and iPhone devices on this page. You can find the tutorials for both operating systems iOS and Android below. You will not get any previews with those options below and you will begin to use your messenger app without annoying notifications.

Facebook messenger previews on lock screen can harm your privacy since it can be visible while you are meeting with new people. It can take attention of people and your friends can stare at your phone because of that. Personally I never let applications to send notifications to the lock screen of my phone. I am going to tell you stop Facebook messenger previews on Android first.



Stop Facebook Messenger Previews on Android

If you want to stop Facebook Messenger previews on Android device, you will need to do the following steps…

1-) Tap on Apps on your Phone.

 

1 Click on Apps Step

2-) Tap on Settings of your phone in Apps Page.

2 Tap on Settings Step

3-) In settings page, swipe down to find “Notifications”. Tap on Notifications.

3 Tap on Notifications on Settings Page

4-) In notifications, swipe down until you find Facebook Messenger. When you find the application on the list, don’t disable it but just tap on the name of the app. If you disable the app directly, you will not get any notifications.

4 Scroll Down and Find Messenger Application on Notifications

5-) Tap on chats and calls on the notification list of Facebook Messenger. Also you will want to do the same steps for “Stories” and “Group Chat Mentions” too. Don’t forget to do the same for Stories after you complete stop Facebook Messenger previews on Android tutorial.

6-) Now you need to click on “On lock screen” section. With the menu which will appear on your screen, you will manage to stop Facebook Messenger previews on Android.

6 Tap on lock screen

7-) In the menu which will appear on your screen, you will need to tap on “Do not show notifications” option.

7 Tap Do not show notification - How to Stop Facebook Messenger Previews on Android and iPhone

This is how you will stop messenger previews to pop up in your main screen and lock screen on Android devices. Steps can be a different if you are using a lower version of Android, however they are almost same. If you also want stop WhatsApp messages to appear on your lock screen, you can read our tutorial for that. You can do the similar ways above on this tutorial. Also see the video below:

 

Let’s see how to stop Facebook Messenger previews on iPhone devices.

Stop Facebook Messenger Previews on iPhone

In the iPhone, settings are much easier than Android. You will easily stop Facebook Messenger previews on iPhone with the following tutorial:

1-) Firstly you will need to run Facebook Messenger on your iPhone device.

2-) At the right bottom corner, you will see a “Settings” cog, tap on that.

3-) At the top of the settings menu, you are going to to see an option as “Notifications”. Tap on Notifications.

4-) Tap on “Mute” to stop Facebook messenger previews on iPhone lock screen and main screen!

That is all you need to do for iPhone devices. Now you will not get popup notifications and previews from Facebook Messenger on your iPhone device!


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