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11th Nov 2019

Facebook rolling out a way for users to make the app far less annoying

Carl Kinsella


Let’s be real: who is using Facebook’s Marketplace feature?

Facebook is rolling out a mechanism by which users can have better control of the tabs that are visible on their app. Through a new feature called “Shortcut Bar Settings,” users will be able to remove several shortcuts from sight — including Marketplace, Watch, Groups, Events, Profile, Friend Requests, News, Today In, Gaming and Dating.

Not only that, but users will even be able to do away with the little red notifications popping up whenever you get reminded that several people you don’t even really know are attending events near you within the next month.

While the new option hasn’t been rolled out universally just yet, Facebook have confirmed to tech website TechCrunch that the plan is for iOS users to have it soon, and Android users to have it in the next couple of weeks.

Users who already have the new feature can test it by holding down on any of the tabs on the bottom tab bar, until a menu pops up allowing the user to remove the shortcut from the tab bar, or disable notifications.

Similarly, these changes can also be made by going into the three-line More tab -> Settings & Privacy -> Settings -> Shortcuts.

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