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Facebook notifications tab blessed with life events, weather and relevant info
The Facebook notifications tab is great for seeing content related to you, but it’s not the best at presenting relevant information. What I mean is that so far it has simply been a list of your activity, as opposed to a smart service that goes above and beyond to find extra information you may like to see.
Some would say this is a complete waste of space, as there is much more Facebook could be doing to keep you in touch with people and your surroundings. But it seems the social network has been listening and now they are turning the notifications tab into something that reminds us a lot of Google Now.
Starting today, the Facebook app is getting an update with a completely reworked notifications tab. This area will now include timely, relevant information such as birthdays, life events, sports scores, TV reminders based on pages you like and events.
If that’s not enough, you can also opt to receive some extra cards (yes, they call them that too!) by enabling Location History. These additional cards include events happening around your vicinity, weather information, movies playing in theaters around you and even a list of nearby businesses.
Facebook wants to make sure these new features don’t get in the way or create a shock on users (we all know how everyone gets whenever Facebook changes something!). They have made sure to keep your notification settings the same, and you can customize what you see by tapping on the arrow to the right of each card.
As usual, the update is rolling out periodically, so not all of you will be getting it right away. And it’s coming to both Android and iOS devices. Have any of you checked out the new notifications tab yet? Hit the comments and let us know what you think about it.