Facebook is rolling out a new take on a notifications add-on in a app to broach some-more of a Google Now-like experience.
Instead of usually presenting a list of friend’s birthdays and events, the new notifications tab in Facebook’s app will try to aspect some-more contextually applicable information in a conform that blends a Facebook News Feed and Google Now.
The new notifications broach “cards” to benefaction information about things such as TV shows and competition scores, that are formed on Pages users have formerly Liked, as good as balance preferences for opposite content.
Users can beef adult a notifications feed with information about circuitously activities and events if they capacitate Location History in a app. The underline will assistance aspect internal events, news that is renouned in a city a user resides in, continue updates and serious continue warnings, cinema personification in circuitously cinemas, and lists of circuitously places to eat, that embody links to a an eatery’s Facebook Page and reviews.
Facebook billed a refurbish as “more useful” way to broach notifications on mobile, though no doubt a new feed and additional linkages between users’ interests and plcae could have some interest to advertisers even if Facebook keeps a space off boundary for third-party promotions.
The personalised notifications are usually accessible to US users currently and came alongside a new news from Facebook IQ, a selling insights unit, highlighting that scarcely a 3 in 10 online purchases converted by Facebook between Jan to May this year were finished from a mobile device.
Facebook is presaging a 30 percent boost in online purchases from mobile in a fourth quarter, though highlighted a obstacles to consumers indeed creation a squeeze sojourn a smartphone’s shade size, problem regulating mobile to review products and retailers, and a need to enter personal information on a smartphone.
“In a universe where shade genuine estate is shrinking, personalization, cognisance and investigation is apropos increasingly important,” Facebook IQ noted.
The refurbish began rolling out in Facebook’s iOS and Android apps to users in a US on Monday. Facebook hasn’t pronounced either or when users in other markets will see a new personalised options.