Google Chrome Mobile Users Can Now Get Facebook Push Notifications

Google Chrome mobile users can now opt to receive push notifications from Facebook.

Google Chrome mobile users can now opt to receive push notifications from Facebook.

Facebook offered the following instructions for enabling this feature on an Android phone in a Help Center post:

  • Install the latest version of Chrome.
  • Open the browser and log into http://www.m.facebook.com.
  • If you receive a pop-up message that Facebook “wants to send you notifications,” tap “allow.”
  • Close and reopen your browser.

If you don’t receive a pop-up message when you log in, try these steps:

  • Tap the Chrome settings menu.
  • Scroll down and tap “account settings.”
  • Tap “notifications” and then “mobile.”
  • Under “mobile notifications,” select “turn on.”
  • Close and reopen your browser.

Facebook product manager for browser partnerships Jonathan McKay told Josh Constine of TechCrunch:

We’ve seen an increase in visitation from launching push notifications. (The feature is) a great lever for re-engagement to the site (from) people who might not use Facebook as much. This is pushing the best content out to them so they don’t have to proactively go to the service.

And Google associate product manager Owen Campbell-Moore told Constine:

Now (Google’s mobile Web push notifications standard) shipped stably for both us and Opera, and it’s landing on Firefox 42 in November.

Google Chrome mobile users: Will you enable push notifications from Facebook?

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