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How To Stop Thug Life Game In Messenger And Facebook

Facebook messenger is a growing instant messaging platform that has been incorporating new features to grow their user base constantly. The latest addition that went viral is the ability to play games on messenger with your friends. And a popular game among users is Thug Life, a real-time mafia simulator that allows you to play in collaboration with your friends on Facebook.

Sadly, the game has gained a notorious reputation for sending constant unwanted notifications to its users which often ends up being counterproductive during work hours. Not to mention the constant interruptions throughout your day. If you are someone who is fed up with constant notifications from Thug Life and would love to remove the game from your Messenger, then simply follow the guide below.

Do You Disable Notifications On The Facebook App Or The Messenger App?

Well, the setting to disable the notifications from a game — like Thug Life — were available in the Facebook Messenger app only. But recently, Facebook removed the setting from the Facebook Messenger app and put them in the Facebook app.

So, try to disable them from your Messenger app first. But if you had updated the app(s) recently, then hop on to the Facebook app and disable the notifications for Thug Life or any such instant games from there. We have the guides for both the apps right below — check them out.

How to stop thug life notifications on the Messenger app

Open the messenger app on your mobile device and tap on the ‘Hamburger‘ icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Now tap on ‘Settings & privacy‘.

Select ‘Settings‘ to access the settings for your messenger account.

Scroll down to the ‘Security‘ section and tap on ‘Instant Games‘.

You will now be shown a list of all the games associated with your messenger account. Tap on ‘Active‘ to see a list of active games associated with the account.

Now scroll the list and find ‘Thug Life‘. Once found, tap on the circle beside it to select the game.

Tap on ‘Remove‘ at the top of the list to remove ‘Thug Life‘ from your messenger account.

You will now be taken to the confirmation page. Check the box for ‘Also delete your game history on Facebook‘ to remove your save files from Messenger as well.

Tap on ‘Remove‘ to confirm your selection.

And that’s it, Thug Life will now be removed from your Messenger account. You should now get a confirmation as shown below. Tap on ‘Done‘ to go back to your home screen.

Thug Life should now be removed from your Messenger account. This should stop the annoying constant notifications form the game.

How to stop thug life notifications on the Facebook app

While the functionality to stop notifications were available in Messenger’s last version, the latest release features a new revamped layout by Facebook. Sadly this new layout also removes the ability to turn off notifications for instant apps from Messenger itself. You will have to download and access your account using the Facebook app to turn off ‘Thug Life‘ notifications.

Start by downloading Facebook on your device. Once downloaded login to your account and then tap on the ‘Hamburger icon‘ in the top right corner of your screen.

Tap on ‘Settings & Privacy‘ at the bottom of the menu.

Now tap on ‘Settings‘ to access your account settings.

Tap on ‘Instant Games‘.

Ensure that the active tab is selected at the top of your screen. Scroll and select ‘Thug Life‘ from this list.

Tap on ‘Remove‘ at the top of the list to remove ‘Thug Life‘ from your messenger account.

You will now be taken to the confirmation page. Check the box for ‘Also delete your game history on Facebook‘ to remove your save files from Facebook as well.

Tap on ‘Remove‘ to confirm your selection.

And that’s it, Thug Life will now be removed from your Facebook and Messenger account. You should now get a confirmation as shown below. Tap on ‘Done‘ to go back to your home screen.

Thug Life should now be removed from your account. This should stop the annoying constant notifications form the game.

Facebook games that don’t send annoying notifications

While instant games are a great way to have fun with your friends virtually, most of them are heavily monetized. And though Facebook is doing its best to regulate the platform, new and upcoming developers try to circumvent these regulations through various techniques and fill their instant games with ads, notifications, and in-app purchases. This helps better monetize the apps and earn more money but in turn, delivers a horrible user experience.

Facebook is trying its best to get a handle over the situation but many data leaks and unethical practices seem to get through their seams constantly. Thankfully, the company has now moved instant games to their Facebook app and have removed them from Messenger altogether. If you still want to play some games virtually with your friends on Facebook then here are some titles that you can try that do not put your data at risk or send constant notifications.

  • Uno
  • Words With Friends
  • Ludo King
  • 8 Ball Pool
  • Draw Something
  • Quiz Planet

If you face any issues during the removal process or have any queries, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.

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