If you manage one or a few popular Facebook groups, you may get distracted from time to time by incoming notifications from new users who request to join your group. Similar to notifications from your friends, these group notifications will go directly to your personal Facebook profile, so you cannot ignore them. This problem becomes worse if there are dozens of requests per day, which is likely for popular groups with thousands of members. Fortunately, it is possible to prevent these notifications from appearing on your personal Facebook account.
By using the steps in this tutorial, you will not see group request notifications anymore in your personal account. The downside is that you will not know if there are pending requests until you visit the group. In my opinion, the trade off is acceptable because you are likely to be active on the group page and will see the notifications there.
Currently, this feature is only available for the desktop version of Facebook.
How to limit Facebook group request notifications:
1. Log in to your Facebook account which has the admin privilege to edit the group setting.
2. Once you are logged in, select the group name on the left-side bar. If you have multiple groups, they may not be all visible in the shortcut panel. In this case, you can visit this page, and choose the group from the list.
3. Select the Manage Group option on the left side. Alternatively, click the 3 dots icon, and select Manage Group.
4. Select the Request Notifications option on the left-side panel.
5. Switch from Get notifications when people ask to join to Only see requests to join when visiting the group.
6. Go back to the group. The change will be saved automatically.
7. If you ever change your mind and want to receive request notifications again, simply repeat the steps above, and set the option to Get notifications when people ask to join.