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

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