Leaked screenshots show Facebook's new "breaking news" notification app, Notify

Leaked screenshots show Facebook's new
According to a new report, Facebook is almost finished with its "breaking news" mobile app called Notify. Called "a stand-alone mobile news publication" by Business Insider back in August, screenshots show that the app collects news notifications, and publishes them in one place. Users would be able to decide which people and publications (called "stations") to follow. In addition, certain topics could be chosen.

The app is rumored to be rolling out at the end of this month, and a number of publications are testing it out. Those familiar with Facebook's plans say that they are talking to these publications about the appropriate number of notifications that they should be sending out, as well as the different types. Once a story is posted by one of Facebook's partners, the notification would be sent out to those with the app who follow that publication, person, or topic.

Rumors about the app date back to August, when talk of a "breaking news" app for Facebook first surfaced. At the time, we were told that each notification was to contain 100 characters, and would include a URL link to the source of the story.

You can check out the screenshots for Notify by clicking on the slideshow, below.


source: TheAwl via iPhonehacks

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8 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

gtfo FB no more bloaty apps from you..

2. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

And I should use this app exactly for what? I don't want more apps that could've been packed in one good app.

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

looks very stupid, and it's not like there isn't plenty of other apps out there for this. They should of just added a other tab in their fb app and went from there if they wanted to do this

4. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

FB app will force you to use that notify app to receive notifications from fb. like the fb messenger was

8. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

LOL i could see it

5. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Do people still use facebook?

6. TerryTerius unregistered

Just shy of a billion a day.

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

He forgot to make sense while appearing 'cool'.

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