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Facebook Gets Personal with Notifications

Posted on 10.27.2015

Facebook is getting personal with the notifications it delivers in its mobile app.

According to the social network, feedback shows that people want to see important information in their notifications tab so they can access all this information in one place. As a result, Facebook is enabling users to customize timely information to display in the notifications tab, including friends’ milestones like birthdays and life events, sports scores and TV reminders based on Pages a user has liked and information on upcoming events that users have joined.

In addition, users can add information that is tailored to them based on where they are if the location history setting is enabled for the Facebook app. This information includes things happening around the community, weather updates, movies playing in nearby theaters and a list of nearby places to eat with links to the places’ Facebook Pages and reviews.

It is important to note that this update does not change a user’s current notification settings, but they can be adjusted at any time within the settings menu. Users can also customize the information they see by tapping the arrow to the right of each card, as well as add more cards at the bottom of the tab.

Facebook notes that it will continue to listen to feedback and add more cards to choose from periodically. These new options are being rolled out gradually to Android and iPhone users in the US.

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