If you use Facebook, you know how annoying those red-colored notification dots can be.
They keep appearing frequently, bugging you to check every single notification, even the ones that don't look relevant, like from marketplace or a years-old group.
However, the good news is, the social network is finally offering a way to deal with them.
New control setting to silence notification dots
Just recently, Facebook confirmed the roll-out of a new Shortcut Bar setting to give control over what appears on the top of the Facebook app.
The capability, the company said, will let you remove individual tabs from the Shortcut Bar or silence their notifications, which will eventually get rid of the notification dots once and for all.
How to use this option?
In order to use the capability, simply press and hold any of the buttons appearing on the Shortcut bar.
As you do this, a pop-up will appear from the bottom, asking you to turn off notification dots for the selected tab or remove it from the bar altogether.
To note, a third option will also appear, providing detailed access to Shortcut bar setting.
You can get rid of annoying notifications
With this option, you can finally stop Facebook from bugging you about an irrelevant product listed on the marketplace or a post in a group that you don't even follow.
"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," Facebook told Engadget while speaking about the feature.
This could also tackle Facebook addiction
Notably, the option of removing notification dots and the number of notifications you get could also help tackle the problem of Facebook addiction.
People often keep checking their apps for notifications, but when there would be no red dots, they might stop checking.
To recall, the company already offers a feature to check and control daily Facebook usage.