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Facebook is finally doing something about those Candy Crush invites

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"Tim Eccleshare just sent you a Candy Crush invite!"

"Chris Smalls wants to challenge you on Candy Crush!"

"Emma Wright has invited you to play Candy Crush!"

It's horrible, isn't it? A relentless tide of insistent pleading that tiptoes the line between "request" and "passive aggressive assault". And Facebook is finally doing something about it.

Speaking at a Townhall Q&A at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mark "Two T-shirts" Zuckerberg was told by the events moderator that the subject of ceaseless Candy Crush invitations was "one of the top voted questions" to be discussed by the social CEO.

"I saw this question and that it was the top voted question on my thread so I sent a message to the person who runs the team in charge of our developer platform and I said that by the time I do this town hall Q&A, I think it would be good if we had a solution to this problem. So we do!" said Zuckerberg.

"So she emailed me later that night and was like ‘Alright look, there are some tools that are kind of outdated that allow people to send invitations to people who have never used a game and have gotten a lot of invitations in the past, but don’t play games on Facebook. And we hadn’t prioritized shutting that down because we just had other priorities. But if this is the top thing that people care about, then we’ll prioritize that and we’ll do it.’ So we’re doing it!"

There you have it. Facebook is finally working on a way to kill off invites to games you've had a history of ignoring - making the correct assumption that you've not missed the 73 invites for games of Candy CrushFarmVille and other online games, it's just that you don't want to play.

Good move Facebook. We'll give that a 'Like'. 

(Image: Rex)

[Via: Forbes]

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