Facebook adds new notification feature to its iOS and Android apps

Facebook adds new notification feature to its iOS and Android apps
Facebook announced today that it had made some changes to its iOS and Android apps, designed to provide you with useful notifications cards based on your location. If you enable Location History in your settings, you will see news, events and happenings in your community; weather updates including current conditions and severe weather alerts; nearby restaurants including reviews and links to their Facebook pages; and movies playing in theaters close by.

Facebook subscribers will also see sports scores and television listings appear, based on Facebook pages that they liked. Birthday reminders will be sent out, along with other major events for Facebook users' relatives and friends.

Keep in mind that this is all optional. Your current notification settings will not be changed with this update. An arrow to the right of each notification will allow you to customize the notifications, and there will be an "Add More Cards" link that you can click. The update will "gradually" make its way to the Facebook app for both iPhone and Android.

If this all sounds familiar, there are many similarities to Google Now. You can check out Facebook's new notification feature for its mobile apps by clicking on the video below.

source: Facebook via AppleInsider



1. baldilocks

Posts: 1542; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Just what the Facebook app needs -- more bloat.

2. BobLawblaw unregistered

Disabled Facebook and messanger on my Note 5. Fecking bloatware crock of bollox..

3. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

greenified both messenger and fb.. saves a ton of battery, txts can wait for replies, battery is more important

4. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

This is a hungry app. Hungry for battery & hungry for data. I uninstalled it & replaced it with facebook lite

5. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Well, here's ONE app addition I'm happy didn't find it's way to my Windows phone...!

6. meloth1991

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

facebook should come with a facebook lite for ios too, the current one sucks the battery life like crazy and also takes in a crazy lot of data !

7. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

facebook update demands a lot of data. Btw twitter is the most data-sucking app in my phone. I don't know why.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring on the features, and hurry up and bring multi window support to iOS.

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