Facebook tests controls that turn off those angry red notification dots

Those anxiety-inducing red dots could soon be gone

Facebook tests controls that turn off those angry red notification dots

Curated via Twitter from Engadget’s twitter account….

The company is testing the ability to turn off the crimson in-app notification dots that seem to pop up every time you check Facebook on your phone.

Facebook’s decision to test making the feature optional is a sign that the company wants to help users tailor their experience; rather than imposing one design change on us all.

The notification dots have drawn the ire of plenty of Facebook users — there are scores of videos and how-to-articles instructing how to get rid of them.

Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that they only started testing the feature on a subset of iOS and Android users.

A bright-red notification can easily lure you to a video you normally wouldn’t watch or lead you to read a post by a Facebook group you rarely frequent.

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