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Firefox Gets Pushy with Site Notifications

Posted on 2.01.2016

Mozilla unveiled a Firefox update for Windows, Mac and Linux that enables users to choose to receive push notifications from websites.

The update is similar to Web notifications, except now users can receive notifications for websites even when they’re not loaded in a tab. The feature is especially useful for websites that someone may check frequently for updates, such as email, weather, social networks and shopping. Users can manage their notifications by visiting the Control Center and clicking the green lock icon on the left side of the address bar.

It is important to note that Mozilla made this functionality possible by helping to establish the Web Push W3C standard. What’s more, Mozilla notes that it is continuing to explore the new design pattern known as Progressive Web Apps. Developers who want to implement push notifications on their sites can learn more here.

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