How to Remove Shortcuts from Shortcut Bar in Facebook App

You will learn how to add or remove shortcuts from the shortcut bar in this post. You’ll also see how to turn off the notification dots. Let’s start with the former.

How to Add or Remove Shortcuts from Shortcut Bar

I am using a computer, Android, and iPhone here.

Android or iPhone

The shortcut bar on my Facebook app contains the Menu, Notifications, News Feed, Watch, Groups, and Pages. 

Your Facebook app may contain different shortcuts on its shortcut bar since the one you use the most is available here. You’ll find it at the bottom if you’re on an iPhone or at the top if you’re on Android.

Notifications, Menu, and News Feed are not removable.

Here’s an important thing to note: You can’t move the shortcut bar from top to bottom or bottom to top.

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If you prefer, you can remove the remaining shortcuts from the shortcut bar. Let’s take a look at how:

Open the Facebook app.

On Android, tap the Menu (three horizontal lines) at the top, while on iPhone, tap the three horizontal lines at the bottom.

Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Shortcuts. You can find the latter between Notifications and Language and Region.

Hit the Shortcut bar.

You can see the following now:

  • Videos on Watch
  • Groups
  • Pages

Also, there is a toggle beside all of the above.

Turn off the toggle switch next to the shortcut you don’t want in the shortcut bar.

That’s all.

Note: These shortcuts can be added at any time by turning on the toggle switch.

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An alternative way to do this task is as follows:

Long press on the shortcut on the shortcut bar.

The option “Remove from shortcut bar” is visible. Simply tap on it.

Hit Remove on the pop-up.

That’s it.

Note: Shortcuts can be added using the steps at the top.

PC

The “Your Shortcuts” section on the left sidebar contains shortcuts. Shortcuts are the things you do most on Facebook.

Getting rid of shortcuts is easy, and here’s how:

Hover your mouse over “Your Shortcuts” in the left sidebar, and you will see “Edit.” Hit it.

You can see shortcuts and a drop-down list beside each shortcut in the popup.

To remove the shortcut, open the drop-down list beside it and select Hide.

The shortcut you pin will remain at the top of the “Your Shortcuts” section. To pin a shortcut, open the drop-down list beside it and select “Pin to Top.”

Save your changes by clicking the Save button.

Note: If you want to unpin or add a shortcut to the Your Shortcuts section, then open the drop-down list beside the shortcut and select Sort Automatically. Sort Automatically show the shortcut in the Your Shortcuts section which is automatically sorted by Facebook.

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How to Turn Off Notification Dots

What is “Notification Dots” on Facebook?

This is a feature. In-app notifications are displayed as notification dots because of this.

Let’s see how to turn notification dots off on PC, Android, or iPhone.

Android or iPhone

Long press on the shortcut on the shortcut bar.

The “Turn off notification dots” option is visible. Simply tap on it.

That’s all.

To turn it on, you need to long-press the shortcut and then hit Turn on notification dots.

See: How to Pin or Unpin a Facebook Post

Here’s an alternate method:

Open the Facebook app.

On Android, tap the Menu (three horizontal lines) at the top, while on iPhone, tap the three horizontal lines at the bottom.

Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Shortcuts > Notification dots.

You can see the following now:

  • Videos on Watch
  • Groups
  • Pages
  • Menu

Also, there is a toggle beside all of the above.

Turn off the toggle switch next to the one for which you want to turn off the notification dots.

That’s all.

Note: Notifications dots can be turned on at any time by turning on the toggle switch.

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PC

Sign in to your Facebook account.

I can see Home, Friends, Watch, Pages, and Marketplace at the top. You may see different ones.

With the exception of the former, all of these got notification dots enabled.

Here’s how you can get rid of the red dot on the Facebook tab:

Hit the one for which you want to turn off the notification dots.

In this case, I choose Friends. However, these steps are also applicable to others.

On the left sidebar, click the Gear icon.

Turn off the “Show notification dots.”

That’s it.

Note: You can turn on the notification dots at any time by turning on the Show notifications dots.

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