A rumor from last week suggested that this week, Facebook could finally launch their rumored news app Notify. Turns out the rumors were spot on because Facebook has officially announced Notify, which for those unfamiliar is a news app that delivers notifications to your phone whenever topics of interest pop up.
According to Facebook, “Everyone has different interests, so whether you’re into sports, celebrities, news, movies, music or shopping, Notify makes it easy to find notifications you’re into with a broad selection of great “stations” across a variety of categories.” Basically instead of you having to comb through your News Feed or browse articles on other apps or websites, Notify will only inform you of topics that you are interested in.
For example the app will be able to update you on the latest scores of your favorite teams when they are playing, or notify you about the weather every morning. There will also be notifications when new movie trailers are out, as well as breaking news from the likes of CNN or Fox News. There will pretty much topics that cover a wide range of interests.
Just like the rumors have suggested, all users have to do is choose which sources they want to be notified from, and they’re good to go. Unfortunately the app launch is limited to the US and to iOS users for now, so if you’re living outside the US or use an Android phone, you’d be out of luck. In the meantime iOS users in the US can head on over to the iTunes App Store for the download.