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Facebook will allow users to turn off red notification balls

Who still use the app from Facebook, it looks like the cones at the bottom of the app proliferate every day. Previously, we had only notifications, messages, and friendship requests buttons; Today, a row of cones represents elements such as groups, Facebook Watch, and Marketplace. Worst of all, each of them has their dreaded red ball of notificationswhich in my case at least extremely exasperating.

Well, good news: Facebook is apparently testing a new way to give users more control over these newsletters, as well as letting you mark all notifications for a particular icon as read. , your attention can be totally focused on the frivolities of your feed of news.

Researcher Jane Manchun Wong had already spotted future features in a beta version of Facebook for Android a few weeks ago. Yesterday, social media consultant Matt Navarra saw the tests being conducted publicly:

My God! Thank you, Facebook!

– Button to silence notifications push! E– Button to turn off the red notification ball! E– Mark ALL notifications as read!

The tools will be available in the app's notification settings and will certainly bring users peace of mind: these days, the only way to make notification balls disappear is to touch each of the icons and actually see what Facebook wants them to do. you see. Now you can definitely turn off what doesn't interest you.

In addition, it will be possible to silence notifications push any of the categories, so that alerts are not sent to your device's notification system, and mark all notifications in a particular category as read instantly.

O TechCrunch has confirmed that testing of the new control tools is ongoing, and some users may see options in their apps immediately. It is not yet clear, however, whether news will be implemented for all users of the app or when.

Still, a good prospect, really?


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