How do Netflix Social Settings and features work?

With Netflix, you can choose to connect your account to Facebook. If you do, you can also take advantage of a variety of social features, including sending recommendations to Facebook friends and sharing what you watch with them automatically. This sharing occurs within the Netflix service, not on Facebook. To connect your Netflix account to Facebook click the Social Settings link in Your Account, or from many devices. These settings will help you control if and when you want to share your viewing activity with your Facebook friends, on Netflix.

Social features are enabled on many devices including:

  • Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
  • Nintendo Wii
  • PC/Mac
  • PS3 and PS4
  • Many new Smart TVs and Blu Ray Players
  • More devices to come over time

Sharing on Netflix

Once you connect your Netflix and Facebook accounts and agree to share, everything you watch (including past activity) is automatically shared on Netflix with your Facebook friends.

You and your friends may see each other’s viewing activity and ratings through features such as Friends’ Favorites and Watched by your friends rows available on the Netflix website and certain devices.

Netflix will not share your viewing activity on your Facebook news feed or timeline. Profiles configured for kids under 12 are not able to connect to Facebook.

Managing Sharing

You can enable or disable all sharing on Netflix any time from the Social Settings link in Your Account.

Sharing can also be disabled on individual movie or TV shows by clicking the Unshare button on the information page for each title, or by clicking Don't Share Thisduring the first few minutes of playback on most devices. Once a title has been unshared, it can't be re-shared.

Recommendations to Friends

You can recommend individual movies or TV shows to your Facebook friends. Recommendations can be sent using supported devices and or through your computer. These recommendations will be delivered to your friends in a variety of ways:

  • Friends who have connected their Netflix account to Facebook will receive recommendations via email, push notifications on their mobile devices (if they have enabled push notifications from Netflix), and in the Netflix experience (such as in our notification center or highlighted for friends as they browse our service).
  • Friends who are not members of Netflix (or who are members but have not connected their Netflix account to Facebook) will receive recommendations via Facebook Messenger.

Managing Recommendations

If you are a Netflix member whose Netflix account or profile is connected to Facebook, and you do not wish to receive recommendations from your friends any longer, you can opt out at any time as follows:

  • To opt out of receiving recommendations via email simply access the Email preferences link on the Your Account page of our website and uncheck Messages from Friends to unsubscribe, or click the unsubscribe link in the email.
  • To opt out of receiving recommendations via push notification, use your mobile device’s settings to turn off push notifications from Netflix.
  • If you no longer wish to send or receive recommendations within our service (such as in our notification center or highlighted as you use our service), you can disconnect your Netflix account from Facebook. While you are disconnected, you also will not be able to receive or send recommendations via email or push notification. However, you will still be able to receive recommendations from your friends via Facebook Messenger.

Disabling Social Settings

If you no longer want your Netflix account to be connected to Facebook, follow one of the two options below.

Disable Social Settings from the Netflix website:

  1. Log into Netflix.com
  2. Select the profile you want to disconnect from Facebook
  3. Click your name in the top right corner and select Your Account
  4. Select Social Settings
  5. Click Disconnect

Disable Social Settings from the Facebook website:

  1. Log into Facebook.com
  2. On the left side of the page, hover over Apps then select More
  3. Select Settings
  4. Locate Netflix
    • Select See More if Netflix is not listed
  5. Hover over Netflix and select Remove
  6. Select Remove

More information about sharing your Netflix activity and recommendations to friends can be found in our social terms.

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