Facebook CEO promises to ‘crush’ Candy Crush invites

NEW DELHI: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised Facebook users freedom from the annoying Candy Crush game invites.


Anybody who uses Facebook can vouch for how irritating the invites to play Candy Crush and other such games can be for those who do not play these games. It is in fact ranked being among the most annoying things in the world.

Yet, there is very little an average user can do to completely stop these invites. Though Facebook’s current settings allow one to shut out all game applications, it also means not being able to use a number of other things.

As of now, users can turn off the notifications by going to their notification box and clicking “x” next to the Candy Crush icon when they get a request.

However, this only disables the notifications and their friends can still send the invites to play the game.

In response to a question, Zuckerberg, on a visit to India to address a townhall meeting with IIT Delhi students, said “We are working on a solution to stop receiving Candy Crush requests”.

This isn’t the only change that has been announced by Facebook lately. Last month, Facebook had come up with “reaction emoji” in place of much demanded “Dislike Button”. The emoji are still being tested in some markets and expected to roll out globally soon.