If you’re someone who’s tired of receiving dozens of notifications from friends about apps you have no desire to play, March 1 will be a very good day for you, as Inside Facebook is reporting that to be the date that all Facebook application notifications will cease to exist in their current form.
However, for those who rely on said notifications to inform friends of gifts that you’ve sent them, or as reminders for tasks that need to be completed in one of the site’s many simulation games, this may come as a bit of a disappointment.
Luckily, the developers behind most of the site’s biggest gaming applications have taken this eventuality into account and have taken to developing voluntary email distribution lists for newsletters about the latest changes and additions to said games, in addition to offering bonuses to users who sign up not only for future emails, but for those that become fans of the games’ official Facebook pages, enabling them to be informed of the game’s latest happenings through each game’s posted updates.
Luckily, everyone still has a few weeks left to determine just which applications they’d like to stay in constant contact with. It’s figuring out whether or not emails will be worse than easily ignored Facebook pop-ups that remains to be seen.
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