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Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications

Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications

By Chris Crum April 10, 2014

Twitter announced that it’s adding new real-time notifications to Twitter.com, so that you can more easily interact with those engaging with your tweets. Logged in users will get notifications when someone has replied, favorited, or retweeted one of their tweets. …

Facebook Seems To Be Having Some Notification Issues Facebook Seems To Be Having Some Notification Issues
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A lot of people are complaining about issues with Facebook notifications. Specifically, some users of Facebook’s Messenger app are having problems. We’re seeing complaints that people using the app are getting notifications for old messages. One user of the iOS …

Facebook Tries Pestering You to Post a Status Facebook Tries Pestering You to Post a Status
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Apparently, Facebook is trying to get people to engage with the network with a new push notification that asks them to post an update. “Name, tell friends what’s on your mind. Post an update,” reads the new iOS notification. Here’s …

Learn How To Design Android Notifications Learn How To Design Android Notifications

There’s a time and place for every notification in Android. Consumers won’t be happy if you constantly spam them, but smart notification design is key to enhanced engagement. Learn more about it in this week’s Android Design in Action. This …

StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes
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Update: There are reports of some phishing scam emails going around based on the email described in this article, though I currently have an email in my inbox, which appears legit. I’m reaching out to StumbleUpon for additional info. Either …

Facebook Glitch Brings Up the Ghosts of Groups Past Facebook Glitch Brings Up the Ghosts of Groups Past

If you woke up this morning, logged onto Facebook, and saw some long-forgotten remnants of the past – you’re not alone. Many users have complained that they are now seeing old groups on their accounts, and even receiving notifications from …

Facebook May Beep at You When You Get a Notification Facebook May Beep at You When You Get a Notification
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“Da-do!” Someone just liked your status! Facebook thinks that the visual cue of that little red number at the top left corner may not be enough, so they’re testing a new feature that would guarantee you never miss another notification. …

iOS With Widgets Could Work Like This [VIDEO] iOS With Widgets Could Work Like This [VIDEO]

Two of the things Android has always done better than iOS are notifications and widgets. While iOS 5 finally introduced Android-style window-shade notifications, Apple’s mobile OS still hasn’t fully embraced widgets. In the meantime, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has resizable …

Facebook Notifications API Is Doing Well Facebook Notifications API Is Doing Well

Developers have been seeing some pretty positive results from the Notifications API. That’s the report today from Facebook as the social network updates us on the latest numbers from those participating in the beta that was announced back in August. …

Facebook May Notify You an Hour Before Your Event Facebook May Notify You an Hour Before Your Event

Facebook is currently testing a pretty useful new feature that has to deal with notifications. For some users, Facebook is now pushing a notification exactly one hour before any event they’re a member of. To receive the notification, you must …

Foursquare Unveils "Always On" Notification Feature Foursquare Unveils "Always On" Notification Feature
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Foursquare has just made it easier to keep track of your friends’ check-ins, even if they aren’t nearby. Now, you can stalk keep tabs from a distance with the new “Always on” notification feature “Have friends or family that live …

LinkedIn Launches New Notifications Feature LinkedIn Launches New Notifications Feature

LinkedIn has just announced an all new notifications feature that they say will help users stay connected in real time. Here’s what’s new: Users will now see a flag and a new envelope icon at the top of the homepage. …

Speak Directly To Facebook Users With This New API Speak Directly To Facebook Users With This New API

The notification is one of the best things to ever come out of Facebook. I don’t know about you, but it feels pretty good to find a big list of notifications waiting for me after a prolonged absence. If your …

Google Starts Reminding You of People's Birthdays Google Starts Reminding You of People's Birthdays

If you’re the type of person who likes to wish friends a “happy birthday” on social networks, there’s a good chance that Facebook’s birthday reminders have saved your tail more than a few times. Now, Google is implementing a similar …

New Malware Comes Dressed as Facebook Notification New Malware Comes Dressed as Facebook Notification
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If you receive an email that looks like it’s from Facebook and says that you’ve been tagged in a photo, you may want to scour it for abnormalities. That’s because the latest malware on the loose involves a common Facebook …

Facebook Adds Expecting a Baby Event to Timeline Facebook Adds Expecting a Baby Event to Timeline

Future mothers and fathers who wish to get the news out in a hurry – there’s now a new Facebook feature that will help you do that. Now, along with a big status update or sonogram picture, you can also …

Facebook Adds Thumbnails To Photo Notifications Facebook Adds Thumbnails To Photo Notifications

Facebook is testing a new feature that adds a litte bit more context to your notifications. Some users are now seeing thumbnail photos within their notifications, when that notification has to do with a photo. For instance, if you were …