Facebook is testing notifications that will pester you to post new updates


Facebook, don’t do this. You recently showed off a newly redesigned News Feed and it looked great. Things were looking up. And then you had to go off and do something like this.

If you’re wondering what exactly Facebook did wrong this time, it’s exactly what you see in the above image — Facebook is now testing a feature for their iOS app that shows notifications telling you to post an update. Granted, it’s not a feature yet but just a “small test” they’re currently running. But I just don’t see any possibility of a feature like this getting any sort of positive feedback from anyone, if it were to be made a regular part of the app. It’s obtrusive and completely unnecessary. It’s just bad press waiting to happen.

Is Facebook that desperate to get people using the service all the time? Let people post when they want to, they don’t need a notification nagging them to. And keep redesigning your interface like this and people will just naturally use the service more.

We don’t need notifications like this Facebook. Nobody wants this. -Signed, everybody with a Facebook account.

[via Mashable]

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  • Hal



  • Hal

    Facebook has been a Nazi Based program.

    Why not let you add-on features you want like say Firefox and chome does?
    They keep forcing these updates on us, Which most make no sense, and drive people from using as much as they would if left along..
    Facebook want people to use you more then provide the base service, with add-on apps for flash and glitter. Not like
    do not have an app dept, all the stupid games and stuff.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    If I used FB, this would seriously piss me off. The quickest way to get me to uninstall an app is to give me nag messages reminding me that I haven’t used/played it recently.

  • KMHamm

    What’s a “Facebook”….?

  • AT


  • AT

    Why do you need to u[date your posts? Play a game or use an app and your friends will get endless updates.

  • AT

    I can’t wait for hashtags to come online. Then they will see exactly what my feelings are when it comes to facebook changes. Just like the survey about the new changes they forced me to complete, I let them know my feeling. In all caps.

  • Ashraf

    [@Alan] iSheep attack! Just kidding :-)

  • Alan

    Enrique – ‘We don’t need notifications like this, Facebook. Nobody wants this. – Signed, Everybody with a Facebook Account.’

    Hear, hear. I already get more than enough daily nag messages from the usually reputable Firefox (‘we strongly recommend you update to yet another new version’). : )