Facebook will provide users with controls over what features appear on the app navigation bar. The update is reportedly live for the iOS users. According to reports, Facebook for iOS users with the latest version of the app installed on their phone are equipped with these latest features. A report has it, a similar feature will be rolled out for Android users in the next few weeks.
With the recent update, Facebook for iOS users will be able to customise the top navigation bar. Users can add or remove options including Marketplace, Watch, Groups, Events, Profile, Friend Requests, News, Today, as well as Gaming and Dating.
In order to use the Shortcut Bar Settings options, all users need to do is update their Facebook app to the latest version. Once users update the Facebook app to the latest version, they can simply tap and hold on any of the shortcuts in the navigation bar that is at the bottom of the Facebook homescreen on iOS. (the navigation bar is available at the top on Android).
As screenshot revealed by TechCrunch shows, Facebook option reads: 'Get Events Faster. You now have shortcuts to the things you do most, like seeing your upcoming events and finding others near you.'
Go to More tab > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Shortcuts menu the ability to toggle any of the Marketplace, Groups, Events and Pages tabs on or off.
User would see a menu pop-up letting them remove that tab entirely, or leave it but disable the red notification count overlays. Customisation of this navigation menu inside the latest version of the Facebook app will clear the space in the navigation bar.
In a statement to TechCrunch, a Facebook spokesperson had this to say:
"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."
Last year, Facebook said the company is looking to allow users to personalise the navigation bar based on which utilities and options users use the most.