Facebook now lets you customize the shortcuts that appear in the app notification bar at the bottom of the screen for iPhone (iOS) or higher for the Android app. Previously, cones were automatically added based on commonly used social networking features such as group shortcuts, Facebook Watch, games and more. In addition, it is also possible to disable red notification points, considered annoying by some users.
In the following tutorial, check out how to customize Facebook shortcuts and disable notification red dots. The procedure was performed on an iPhone XR with iOS 13, but the tips also apply to users of Google-powered devices. You need to have the latest version of the app installed on your phone. Check out how to update your apps.
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Facebook app lets you customize shortcut bar Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
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Step 1. Open the Facebook app and hold down one of the three shortcut icons. In the menu that appears, tap "Remove from shortcut bar". Note that the feature does not work with the feed, notification and menu icons;
Removing a Facebook Bar Shortcut Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Confirm by tapping "Remove". A warning informs you that the cone has been removed from the bar. If you want, tap "Settings" to access the shortcut settings;
Confirm removal of Facebook shortcut Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. You can also disable the notification point. To do this, hold down the icon and, in the menu that appears, tap "Disable notification points";
Disabling Facebook notification point Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. Later, to add the removed shortcuts again, go to Facebook settings;
Access the Facebook settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 5. From there, tap "Shortcut Bar" and choose which icons should appear or be hidden;
Facebook Shortcut Bar Settings Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 6. Under "Notification Points", you can enable or disable the red notification point that is displayed over the shortcuts icon.
Facebook notification point setup Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Ready! Take advantage of tips for customizing Facebook app shortcuts.
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