Facebook has overnight flicked the switch which enables notifications to be sent through the Chrome for Android browser. Instead of having the Facebook app installed, which some people prefer, users can simply use their mobile Chrome browser to access Facebook and still receive notifications without needing to log in each time.
The move from Facebook to enable notifications to be sent through Chrome comes after Google announced the planned feature back in Spring. For notifications to be activated through Chrome for Android, each time you log in to Facebook’s site through Chrome for Android’s mobile browser, you’ll be asked if you’d like to receive notifications (or not).
We all know that web notifications are becoming an important tool for sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ along with other content providers to add a new and additional way to reach us users without requirement to install an app.
As stated, this feature has now been switched on (or not – it’s your choice) for Chrome for Android and you can now trial this new feature out for yourself.