Facebook testing cross-app notifications on Messenger and Instagram

Facebook testing cross-app notifications on Messenger and Instagram

Facebook testing cross-app notifications on Messenger and Instagram

Facebook Messenger is getting a new look.a series of smaller changes to the way the content is organized on its home screen.

"All your beloved features are still there but are organised a little differently to make it faster for you to find what you want", said Facebook in a blog post about the latest update. However, that is about to change now as Facebook is looking to integrate all three in terms of notifications.

The cross-app switching appears when users tap the profile icon in the top corner. You've also been able to post a photo on Facebook through the Instagram app for quite some time. It compels users who don't have any urgency or curiosity to watch the notifications activity to take action for these red dots due to their constant lingering.

Tapping on the notifications tab, a new menu will pop up, allowing you to check your Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook notifications. Facebook Messenger app is the preferred way of communication and is becoming very popular nowadays.

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However, this new feature puts the option to toggle between all three apps in one place.

In the image, the Messenger icon that appears in the top right-hand corner of the app has been replaced by a profile picture and notification number. The circular red icons with numbers denote unread notifications. Even though these are different apps, they belong to the same family, the Facebook family.

The update introduces new tabs to the top of Messenger's main screen for moving between your messages, active contacts, and groups.

WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014, isn't bundled with the trio's merged notifications yet, but it certainly is possible that the final version of this feature might include that as well. "We're exploring ways to help people switch more easily between their Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram accounts".

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