Rejoice, all ye people of Facebook who have had it up to here with frequent and irritating game invites—the end of unsolicited Facebook game invites may be at hand.
At a Townhall-style question-and-answer session at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed to attendees that the company is working on a way to let people opt out of those pesky invitations, Venture Beat reports.
“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 Townhall Q&A, it would be good if we had a solution to this problem,” Zuckerberg told the gathering. “She emailed me later that night, and said there are some tools—that are kind of outdated—that allow people to send invitations to people who’ve never used a game, and don’t play games on Facebook. We hadn’t prioritized shutting that down, we just had other priorities. But if this is the top thing that people care about, we’ll prioritize that and do it. So we’re doing it.” Zuckerberg reportedly saw the suggestion to end unwanted Candy Crush invitations, and similar alerts around other games, as consistently the most up-voted thread in an online discussion board and decided to act.
No word yet on when the new functionality will be rolled out.