Facebook may start pushing notifications to iOS users reminding them to update their status

Facebook may start pushing notifications to iOS users reminding them to update their status
Now, now, relax, such a feature is indeed in testing, but that doesn't mean that it'll ever make it to the official Facebook app for iOS. Still, it's good to be informed that we may soon need to disable push notifications for our Facebook apps.

Bijan Sabet, an individual working as a general partner at Spark Capital, has obviously been among the lucky few to receive the experimental notification urging him to update his profile and let his friends know what he's up to. Later, a Facebook rep has confirmed to Mashable that this is a "small test we're running", but users shouldn't be too worried right now, as it isn't certain that the feature will get a mass roll-out.

How would you react, if your Facebook app suddenly starts "reminding" you to update your status every once in a while?

via: TUAW



1. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The only apps I usually delete even if I need them on my Android... are the ones that push ads to my notification bar... This is so counter effective that I don't think Facebook will do it... It will make many people angry and rather turn notifications off and not receive any...

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

They should call it "In your FACE Facebook"...

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

If they ever do with Android... I'll delete it lol

6. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

If it's on iOS it wouldn't take long to show and annoy on Android. After all the troubles FB apps used to have I prefer going through the browser: less resource hogging, fewer problems. Paraphrasing a Hall of Fame catcher: "Nobody goes on Facebook anymore; it's too crowded."

4. Yaldo_27

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

It would be annoys me everytime -_-

5. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The quickest way to get an app deleted on my phone is to push notifications. I HATE them. I don't care how fun or amazing your crap is.. if you start bugging me, it's GONE. Notice to Devs.. DON'T DO THIS CRAP!

8. ECPirate37

Posts: 331; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

How could anyone downvote this. The person is saying they like getting push notifications? I've already deleted the facebook app from my phone. If I want to post a picture; I post it to Instagram (which adds it to FB anyway). I didn't like how even though I said to NOT sync my contacts; I would find facebook syncing with them. So poof, be gone.

7. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Facebook is one move away from me deleting it forever if they pull this crap I'm gone.

10. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Words with friends does something similar to this. They usually do something like this "Hey, you and 'insert name of random opponent you played ages ago' haven't played in a while. Play now!" It's so irritating and it happens at least every few days.

11. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

The worst is when you go on an app downloading spree and can't figure out which app is pushing ads. I found Airpush Detector, it tells you which apps are doing it. Push notifications are the most annoying thing ever.

12. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I take that back. Highlighting random phrases in my comment to link to ads that pop up when you hover..... MAKE IT STOP. Seriously, PA, f***ing annoying. Cut it out. Like you don't already have enough ad revenue for the giant banner ads on each page.

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