Facebook Messenger will stop with the annoying "New friend" notifications... maybe

Facebook Messenger will stop with the annoying
Here's something annoying: every time you accept a Facebook friend request (or get accepted by a friend), the Facebook Messenger will pop up a notification that you are now also connected on Messenger. So you need to leave the Facebook app, go to Messenger and open that auto-generated conversation in order to clear it.

Yeah, you've probably gone through that ritual a ton of times already. Guess what — Facebook has just admitted that it's a tad annoying.

But don't expect the social media to just peddle back and remove the notifications. No, that'd be too easy. Instead, Facebook will use machine learning to see if you are the type of person to act on these "Wave hi to your new contact" type notifications. If you always dismiss them, it'll stop pushing them to you.

Of course, we are curious to learn how well Messenger is going to learn. Will it keep the notifications enabled if you happened to start a conversation with one out of a hundred of the friends you last added? Or will it try to gauge how likely you two are to chat by comparing your common interests, friends, and attended events? We'll see.

source: TechCrunch

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3 Comments

1. SanDiegoFreddy

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 27, 2014

Good. I can't stand those notifications. It's like they want to keep giving us reasons to delete the app from our phones.

2. thedizzle

Posts: 197; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

You can't even delete it without either being rooted or using another app to do it xD. You can only disable it which is like a big FU to everyone

3. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Wish if Samsung give an option to remove or unstiall Facebook feel that app kills the ram and battery of any phone.

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