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.