Get your Candy fix elsewhere! Mark Zuckerberg made a promise to Facebook users on Wednesday, Oct. 28, during an hour-long town hall meeting at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi: No more annoying Candy Crush Saga invites!
The Facebook founder and CEO addressed the pressing issue during the Q&A portion of the meeting when one audience member brought up the game’s constant notifications.
“See, so this is where these town hall Q&A’s are really useful,” Zuckerberg responded, according to NBC News. “I actually saw this question, it was the top-voted question on my thread. There are some tools that are kind of outdated that allow people to send invitations to people who’ve never used a game, who have gotten invitations in the past but don’t play games on Facebook.”
The social media titan, 31, added that he and his team hadn’t taken steps to make changes because they simply didn’t realize how charged people were about the games’ notification systems.
“We hadn’t prioritized shutting that down, we just had other priorities,” he continued. “But if this is the top thing that people care about, we’ll prioritize that and do it. So we’re doing it!”
The room erupted in applause.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the number of people playing games on Facebook today has diminished. Other popular games on the social media platform include FarmVille and Mafia Wars.
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