Finally, Facebook to free users from Candy Crush game invites

The days of receiving continuous annoying Candy Crush invites may become a thing of the past, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He has promised Facebook users freedom from the annoying Candy Crush game invites.

Speaking at a Townhall Q&A session at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed: “We are working on a solution to stop receiving Candy Crush requests.”

“This is where these Q&As are really useful because I actually saw this question because it was the top voted question on the thread,” Zuckerberg said.

“So I sent a message to the person who runs the team in charge of our developer platform and I said by the time I do this Town Hall Q&A, I think it would be good if we had a solution to this problem.”

“We hadn’t prioritised shutting that down because we just had other priorities,” he said. “But if this is the top thing that people care about then we’ll prioritise that and we’ll do it. So we’re doing it.”

Facebook has not yet announced how and when the changes will be made.

As of now, users can turn off the notifications by going to their notification box and clicking ‘x’ next to the Candy Crush icon when they get a request. However, this only disables the notifications and their friends can still send the invites to play the game.

This isn’t the only change that has been announced by Facebook lately. Last month, Facebook had come up with ‘reaction emoji’ in place of much demanded ‘Dislike Button.’ The emoji are still being tested in some markets and expected to roll out globally soon.



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