Using Facebook? Prepare for a flood of notifications
YOUR notifications tab is about to get a whole lot busier, thanks to a planned overhaul of the feature by Facebook developers.
The social network is currently working on a "robust new notifications tab", according to Mashable, which will pull in lots of information from all over the site and effectively act as a go-to hub for everything a user needs to know each day.
A Facebook spokesperson told the website that there will be eight different sections on the notifications tab by default:
- Birthdays - which most people receive notifications for already - will remain.
- Events - see above.
- Life Events will show things published by your friends recently.
- Nearby Places will show three places to eat depending on your location.
- Trending Topics will show wider world/national news.
- News Shared Locally will be tailored to each user's location.
- Today in the Past will show events that happened to you on this day.
- Nearby Friends will show who on your contact list is in the local area.