Facebook to give you the option to turn off notification dots

Yolanda Curtis
November 14, 2019

This update will let users customize the navigation bar so that you can add or remove tabs like Marketplace, Watch, Groups, Events, Profile, Friend Requests, News, Today In, Gaming and Dating. A report has it, a similar feature will be rolled out for Android users in the next few weeks. So now you can make the interface user-friendly by turning off Facebook notification dots for some icons on the shortcuts bar. Facebook has released a shortcut bar settings update that would allow users to make the changes.

The new Shortcut Bar Settings comes in handy for those people who use these menus but do not like to get bothered by notification dots.


To access this feature, simply tap on the drop down menu (the three lines on the top right of the screen), scroll to "Settings & Privacy", and then tap on "Settings".

Now you possibly can management what seems within the Fb app's navigation bar due to a brand new choice referred to as Shortcuts Bar Settings. This will clear the space in the navigation bar for a better experience. In this way, the Facebook menu will look less jumbled up.


"News gives people more control over the stories they see, and the ability to explore a wider range of their news interests, directly within the Facebook app", said Facebook.

Press and hold on any of the buttons in the bar and you can remove a tab or basically silence its notifications. These dots could appear on several parts of the app, depending on any new activities, such as a new post, comment to a post, like to a post, and notifications for Groups, Pages, Events, and more. Here are the ways to deal with those Facebook's red notification dots. This is about giving you more relevant features as well as an opportunity to reduce the number of notifications you get. This has been spotted by TechCrunch in the Facebook app's navigation bar. The app has develop into bloated and cramped with additional options over the past 15 years. Facebook could get away with more aggressive cross-promotion of some of these forgotten features as long as it empowers us to hide what we hate.


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