Facebook’s Latest Update Allows Its Users to Customize Shortcuts

Facebook is rolling out a feature which will let users customize shortcut bar and disable notification dots. Although the feature is only available for the Facebook app version of iOS.

Facebook iOS app can now personalize the icons that are visible at the bottom of the app’s interface. there are some of the shortcut which are never used by users. all these unwanted shortcuts do is to give notifications with information of no use. For example, the marketplace or event or dating shortcut are less useful. So now users can remove them from the page.

Facebook red notification dot is one of the most distracting thing. it leads user’s attention to the information of chats, feeds which are of no interest to them. Facebook’s new feature enables users to control these red notifications dot.

To access the Shortcut Bar Settings feature there are possible two ways. first, hold and tap on any shortcut icon which needs get remove. A menu option will show up, it will give options to disable the notification dot for that shortcut or disable the shortcut entirely. Other options are to visit settings and then shortcuts menu to personalize the list of shortcuts. Facebook spokesperson said to TechCrunch.

We 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


Jane Manchun Wong, a reverse app engineer already spotted the changes Facebook is planning. Facebook Spokesperson also informed that the Facebook android app will soon receive this new update. the time it may take is said to be a few weeks. this is not a disappointment as most of the updates are given at different time for iOS and Android OS.