Facebook May Have Been Shamed Into Fixing the Most Annoying Thing About Messenger

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Facebook says it’s “working to” reduce the number of annoying notifications it sends you when you add new friends. The alerts, which masquerade as Facebook Messenger notifications, were the subject of a BuzzFeed article lambasting the feature two days ago.

Messenger, which was spun out of the main Facebook service in 2011, delivers a notification to users whenever they add a new friend on Facebook. It looks like every other notification, as if someone were trying to get in touch with you. However, clicking


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