In case you were hoping for a way to block Facebook Questions from your account, you can’t – thanks to the typical enthusiasm for the ideas they’ve chosen to steal all by themselves, Facebook won’t allow you out.
Facebook Questions, if you haven’t already used it, is a simple way of polling your friends. It’s a good idea actually, one that several thrid-party developers had already created, and millions of others had been using.
The problem was, as is the case with most third-party Facebook apps, you had to give it permissions to access your profile. Many people weren’t comfortable with this. So when Facebook created its own feature, it effectively killed using any of these third-party solutions.
The one real benefit of a polling app not made by Facebook is that you can block it if you want to. If you’d rather not receive them on your Facebook Wall, or have them sent to you, you are out of luck. Facebook considers Questions as integral to their experience as Photos or Events.
The big difference being I can prevent individual friends from sending me Events. They can be blocked easily enough in my privacy settings. Not so with Questions. The only solution for keeping someone from sending you a Question is to unfollow them.
One thing you can do keep these notifications from being e-mailed to you:
- Go to your Account Settings.
- Click on the “Notifications” tab.
- About halfway down the page, you’ll see the notification settings for Questions. Start unchecking boxes!