Facebook may let you turn off obnoxious in-app notification badges

Removing in-app notifications would be a

Facebook may let you turn off obnoxious in-app notification badges

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As John Herrman wrote in a New York Times article last year titled “How Tiny Red Dots Took Over Your Life,” the modern-day notification design has been refined and calibrated over the years to maximize the likelihood that the average phone user will tap on an app icon or an in-app one once they’re already pulled in. “What’s so powerful about the dots is that until we investigate them, they could signify anything: a career-altering email; a reminder that Winter Sales End Soon; a match, a date, a ‘we need to talk,’’ Herrman writes of the devastatingly hypnotizing effect that even the small, subtle design element can have on our brains.

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