Fb can notify Android customers by way of Chrome, in addition to its app
Fb has simply flicked the change on notifications by way of Chrome on cellular. Beforehand, when you needed the social community to ship you updates, you’d should have the Fb app put in. Now, when you browse to Fb’s website with Google’s cellular browser, you will be requested if you would like to obtain notifications (or not). At the very least on Android, for now. If this sounds acquainted, it is as a result of Google introduced the deliberate function again in Spring, solely Fb (by far and away the most important notifier of something?), lastly added the function this week.
Net notifications are essential for websites like Fb and content material suppliers usually, as a result of it provides a solution to attain customers with out requiring they set up an app. In some instances, that is a solution to give customers a style for the additional layer of “stickiness” an app supplies; in different conditions — like creating nations — it is a option to overcome obstacles reminiscent of variable entry to knowledge. There’s one other group, curmudgeons like me, that discover the shortage of notifications on a cellular browser a plus — you possibly can nonetheless entry the location once you need, with none alerts or pop-ups. Whichever camp you are in, you have got full management beneath Chrome’s settings to show them on or off at any time.