Be ready for additional, mostly unnecessary notifications on Facebook soon. Are users ready for a lengthy list of notifications on a daily basis? Probably, not.
Also, a few of them are aimed at wiping out rivals in that particular space.
For example – like Twitter, notifications on trend stories will now appear on Facebook. In one way, it will keep you well informed and give you an idea for a conversation starter but does this mean less time on Twitter?
Similarly, time hop is like a time capsule that lets you celebrate nostalgia with posts and status updates form the past. Facebook will now have a similar notification.
This latest change will also notify you on nearby restaurants, friends and events, to name a few. It is not enough, that the newsfeed is going through a new algorithm. Hats off to Facebook on winning over people before they can even process these modifications.
Listed below are are some of the notifications, a user could receive-
Birthdays: The reason, so many friendships are still surviving; this notification will update you on all birthdays that you need to know/didn’t need to know.
Life events: Events published by your friends or the ones that took place recently.
Events: It will remind you of the club nights, the book launch event or the latest play. In a way, this notification might just help you make time for the more fun things in life.
Nearby places: If your locations services are on, you will be notified on restaurant and bar updates in your area. The foodie in you can surely rejoice.
News shared locally: The stories that are making the rounds in your area will now appear as notifications.
Nearby friends: You need to enable this feature if you want an update on this.
With all these amendments, the aims seem clear – ultimate domination in the internet space.
Are we actually ready for this?