Facebook lets you get rid of those annoying notification dots – Engadget
A spokesperson wasn’t shy about the reasoning for the new options, telling Engadget in a statement “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.” This is about giving you more relevant features as well as an opportunity to reduce the number of notifications you get.
Much like the test that hides Instagram ‘Likes,’ this is an acknowledgment that certain app behaviors can be harmful to your digital wellbeing. There may also be a pragmatic side: you might be less likely to use Facebook if you feel like it’s constantly nagging you. This doesn’t address other issues, such as Facebook’s tendency to bombard you with out-of-app notifications, but it’s a start.