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Facebook set to launch news app Notify

  • Facebook is
    working on a breaking news app called ‘Notify’, and is ready to launch it by
    October end, reported Press Trust of India.
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    • Facebook is
      working on a breaking news app called ‘Notify’, and is ready to launch it by
      October end, reported Press Trust of India.
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    •  The app will allow users to aggregate their
      favorite content into real-time notifications.
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    • Partnering
      publications will have the ability to create specific notifications for the
      mobile platform on behalf of Facebook, like a mega-tweet. Then, users will be
      directed to the publication’s website via the notification, according to
      The Awl.
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    • Facebook
      seeks to expand its functionalities to something much more than just a social
      network – the most popular one in the world, if it makes any difference. The
      app will allow users to subscribe to certain organisations dubbed as stations,
      and they will then receive notifications during the day, every time one of the
      stations they have subscribed to promotes a new story.
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    • Notify will
      also be a challenge for Facebook’s rival social network, Twitter, which also
      launched a new feature last week called ‘Moments’, that lets Twitter curate
      tweets into different categories, such as news and sports.
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    • Media
      companies, in effect, will also have a chance to create their own moments and
      fill the feature with their content, which will ultimately attract more readers
      and users. 

     

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