How to Unsubscribe From YouTube, Facebook, Google+

Since you’re probably regularly checking your social networks through apps on your smartphone, you probably get all your updates as push notifications. But Facebook, LinkedIn and the rest keep cluttering up your inbox anyway. If you’ve had enough, and want to bring some semblance of order back to email, then we’ve got you covered.

YouTube can send you a lot of emails, especially if you have a YouTube channel. If you don’t want emails everytime someone subscribes to your channel, likes, or comments on your videos, take a look at these steps.

1. Go to YouTube notification settings > scroll to the bottom > check “Do not send me any email” under “Don’t want email from YouTube?” > scroll to the top > click Save (at the top-right).

2. If you don’t want to disable all emails, YouTube lets you stop emails by category. You can disable YouTube wrap-up emails (a periodical summary of activity on your subscriptions) by selecting “Never” from the drop-down menu under “Emails about your subscriptions”.

3. Scroll down to “Emails about your channel, your videos and your comments” > uncheck all five boxes under “Send me emails when:”.

4. If you just want to get rid of YouTube newsletters, scroll down to the section with the same title > uncheck All YouTube newsletters.


Since most people are always logged into Facebook, on their computers or their smartphones, the emails are usually quite redundant. If you want to get rid of Facebook emails, try the following steps.

1. Go to Facebook’s notification settings page.

2. The first section is How You Get Notifications. Click View. Here you’ll find Email. Click the Edit button next to Email.

3. By default, you’ll receive emails for “All notifications, except the ones you unsubscribe from”. Click the radio button next to “Only notifications about your account, security and privacy”. This will restrict the emails Facebook sends you to just essential updates. Some users may now get to see an option called “Important notifications about you or activity you’ve missed”. This automatically selects a limited number of options that keeps the emails to a manageable level.

4. Facebook also lets you control exactly which kind of updates you want in emails. Just under the options mentioned above, you should see (not all users see this option) Messages, Pokes, and a “See all” link. Click See all and you can individually turn on/off emails for specific Facebook updates.

5. Some of you might be page managers. If you’re getting too many notifications from pages, scroll down to Pages you manage > click Edit > click the Edit link next to the page name > select Off under Email.

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