Rejoice Facebook fans! Everyone’s favourite social media giant has just got a whole lot more user friendly. For one thing, it’s starting to allow you to get rid of those notifiers that put unnecessary pressure on you to see who has said what on your photo, or woken up and ‘liked’ the status update you posted a month ago.
You could always do this by going in and adjusting the settings on your settings page, but this update makes life a lot easier because you can literally turn people off on the fly.
A report onThe Next Webexplains:
This means that any apps, groups or other sources that send you notifications can now be muted much quicker. You could previously visit your Notification Settings page to do this, but this streamlines the process greatly. Just click on your notifications button and click on the small ‘x’ on the right hand side. If you hover over one on a notification sent by an app you’ll see a ‘turn off’ notice.
In its blog post announcing the move, Facebook said, “People will see more notifications from the apps, groups and features they engage with most, and none from those they choose to remove. For app developers, a less cluttered drop down menu means that notifications from high quality apps will stand out more. Early results have shown that apps that send high quality notifications have seen a lift to click-through and revenue with this update.”
But that’s not all Facebook is doing to make your social networking life that much easier. According to TechCrunch, It’s also rolling out a feature that will help you edit your comments so that those annoying typos can be rectified much faster. But don’t think you can go back in time and completely change your opinions and arguments and get away with it. The edit button, alas, comes with an edit history feature that allows people to see exactly what it is that you have changed.
Strangely though, the edit feature is only available for comments you make on posts and not the actual post itself. Facebook has not said if an update on that is in the works.
In the meantime, be happy, and go forth edit those comments and disable those notifications.
Sep 20, 2014