New Facebook Circles and Friends Feature

09/15/2011 09:47 AM ET

New Facebook Feature

Facebook is testing a new feature to limit the number of email notifications. It would correspond with the amount of updates a user gets if their friends or circles tag them on the service. Many people find the notifications annoying because there can be too many of them.

Facebook said users can get the option to get only “important updates and summary emails” instead of individual notifications from their friends or all public incoming updates.

“We’re testing a feature for people who are very active on Facebook and receive lots of email notifications from us. We’ll provide a new summary email and turn off most individual email notifications. If you want to turn them back on, there’s a control in your account settings,” Facebook said on its website.

It’s also interesting to note that as of Tuesday evening, seven hours after the announcement, the page had over 28,700 “likes.” However, the new feature is presently available only to a small group of users in their account settings. It will be ideal for social users who receive dozens of daily friend requests or are frequent participants in the network’s conversations.

Those with a Google Plus account can add friends remarkably by using Facebook Circles. This is one example of their effort to expand social connections that emulate with their “Subscribe” button. This new feature isn’t turned on by default, but users can visit the official page to make changes to the personal settings.

In addition, there have been a lot of users wondering about the Youtube attachment icon. “Apps Facebook” has decided to deprecate the feature and remove the icon from all applications. The development community tried to ask Facebook to bring it back as many users were complaining about its disappearance. However, it doesn’t seem like it will happen anytime soon.

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