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Facebook ends annoying notifications

Facebook ends annoying notifications
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When you hear the words "annoying Facebook notification," what's the first thing that comes to mind? Candy Crush, obviously.

Or it could be Farmville, or Mafia Wars, or Trivia Crack or any of a hundred annoying games that your friends are playing. You get it! They've sent you a sheep or a free spin or an invite to play, whatever. The bottom line is that you don't play the game, you're not interested and you're sick of getting notifications trying to reel you in.

Now, you know you can control your notifications on Facebook using the settings menu. Click here to read a handy tip on exactly how to do it. If you're getting annoying notifications, that's the first step. But you could still be getting Candy Crush invites from your friends. Please, Mark Zuckerberg, make it stop!

The good news is that he's heard our collective outcry. At a town hall Q&A meeting in Delhi, India, it was the top voted question for him to answer. When he finally addressed the issue, the whole audience cheered. Here's what he had to say:

"We hadn't prioritized shutting that down because we just had other priorities. But if this is the top thing that people care about, then we'll prioritize that and we'll do it.

So we're doing it."

Here's the full video from his town hall meeting, and it has lots of interesting stuff about the future of Facebook:

Q&A with Mark from Delhi, India Watch the full video of today's Townhall Q&A with Mark at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

Posted by Q&A with Mark on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

That's good news, but we don't know when it will happen or what the fix will look like. In the meantime, there's a way you can block these notifications until Facebook solves the problem.

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