Friday, 19 May 2017

Maddening Pinterest "Notifications"

I don't know about you, but constant update notifications appearing on my Android cellphone drive me batty.

I use Pinterest as basically a graphic bookmarking and categorising system, but I get the most utterly useless notifications from it. All. The. Time.

And by useless, I mean "So-and-So has added your pin to their Blah-Blah board". You click on the notification, and it takes you to So-and-So's Blah-Blah board, BUT you can't see what thing of yours they were so interested in to have pinned themselves. So it is completely pointless.

But worse is that you don't appear to be able to turn the blasted notifications off.

I have turned off every option that I can (view the options here). I have scoured the help files on the website. I have complained to Pinterest themselves several times. I have answered surveys telling them that this one irritation is nearly enough to have me pack in using their product. To no avail.

And then today I read a wonderful little post from the Android Widget Centre which solved my problem. I could simply tell my cellphone not to let Pinterest post notifications on my phone. So I did. And while it shouldn't. It still did. <sigh>

So I deleted the app instead. And NOW it doesn't.

Ah, the bliss.


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