"Candy Crush" Invites on Facebook to Become Thing of the Past

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Candy Crush invites on Facebook will soon become a thing of distant memories--and that's okay with oh, so many Facebook users. If you're among those constantly receiving invites from friends, family members, and heck---even throngs of people you don't even know--then you'll rejoice at this excellent news.

For those who have yet to be enlightened, Candy Crush is a "match-three puzzle video game" that was released in 2012 for playing on Facebook. It has since been released for cell phone playing as well.

Although Candy Crush has received nominations for Favorite Video Game and Favorite App from the Kids' Choice Awards, it gets plenty of play time from adults as well--maybe even more.

If you don't play games on Facebook or on your phone, you likely don't care one iota about the game or the excitement it creates in grown men and women. If you've made it this far and never received an invite to play Candy Crush, you're an anomaly of sorts.

It was during a meeting on Wednesday, that Facebook's own Mark Zuckerberg announced that he was stopping the annoying Candy Crush invitations. Zuckerberg also has several other changes that will soon be implemented.

Watch the full video of today's Townhall Q&A with Mark at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

Posted by Q&A with Mark on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Facebook will also soon remove the "other" folder on accounts. This means if someone you're not "friends" with sends you a message, it will appear in your regular inbox.

If you're like many people who lead productive lives, you are no doubt dancing in celebration of the removal of Candy Crush invites. If you're not, then for the love of everything good, please find something better to do with your time.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.