The Facebook red dot notifications appear to have been designed with the intention of keeping you hooked on the app rather than being a source of information. However, these notifications can also be annoying when they become too many.
If you are like me who gets irked by too many notifications, worry no more because Facebook has confirmed that they will be rolling out a Shortcut Bar Settings feature on iOS that gives you control over what you see at the bottom of its mobile app. The feature will be coming to Android in a few weeks’ time.
To turn off the notifications, all you need to do is press and hold on any of the buttons in the bar and you can remove a tab or simply silence its notifications. If Marketplace keeps bugging you to look at items you don’t want, you can silence those alerts forever. You can also manage the bar to customize it to your liking.
Facebook indicated that they are rolling out navigation bar controls to make it easier for people to connect with the things they like and control the notifications they get within the Facebook app. It is basically about giving people more relevant features as well as an opportunity to reduce the number of notifications one gets.