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Facebook update lets users customize navigation toolbar

Facebook is rolling out a new update that will customize the navigation toolbar. A report from Techcrunch says that Facebook has added the option to remove certain tabs like Marketplace, Watch, Groups, Events, Profile, Friend Requests, News, Today In, Gaming and Dating or just silence their notification dots.

Before the update, Facebook app used to show a red dot of notification. The notification dot would appear even after checking all the notification from the notification bar, which was annoying for most of the users. Now Facebook is giving its users an option to either mute the notifications or remove the toolbar.

A year ago, Facebook said that it is working on organizing the navigation bar on the basis of user interest, which means users can add or remove any option in the toolbar. A spokesperson from Facebook told 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.

The new feature is currently available for iOS and Android users will be able to use the feature soon. To use the Shortcut Bar Settings options, tap and hold on any of the shortcuts in your navigation bar that’s at the bottom of the Facebook home screen. You’ll see a menu that will let you remove a tab, or disable the red notification counts.

You’ll also now find in the three-line More tab -> Settings & Privacy -> Settings -> Shortcuts menu the ability to toggle any of the Marketplace, Groups, Events and Pages tabs on or off.

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