Mark Zuckerberg has made a vow to Facebook users that could split them right down the middle.
Speaking at a Q & A session in India, the social media mogul revealed the highest rated question he had been asked ahead of the talk; “I don’t want any more invitations to Candy Crush. How can I stop it?”.
There were cheers from the audience as it was read aloud, clearly reinstating the Indian Institute of Technology audience was not made up of middle aged mothers who were getting to grips with social media.
In response Zuckerberg was very clear, he has heard the problem and he wants to find a solution.
This is where these Town Hall Q&As are really useful because I actually saw this question, 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 by the time I do this Town Hall Q&A, I think it would be good if we had a solution to this problem.”
He later added on the topic of annoying game invites:
We hadn’t prioritised shutting that down because we just had other priorities but if this is the top thing that people care about then we’ll prioritise that and we’ll do it.”
What the precise changes would be was not made clear, but the fact it has been acknowledged by the head of the company is reason enough to celebrate. It is the first step on the road to avoiding the most frustrating form of Facebook notification.
You can watch the whole talk in the video below.
The developers of Candy Crush, King, has yet to comment or suggest any retaliation to the claims. Hopefully they have none, for everyone’s sake.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.