Facebook’s mobile app will now have a better notification tab

Facebook has announced that they will be updating the current notification tab for their mobile app. On top of your normal notifications, you will now see a more useful, personalized list of cards such as friends’ birthdays and life events, sports scores and TV reminders. These notifications will be populated from pages you’ve liked, and upcoming events that you’ve joined.

You can also add other optional information that is tailored for you based on your location, if you have Location History enabled in the mobile app. This includes the following:

  • Things happening around your community, like local events and news
  • Updates on weather conditions and severe weather alerts 
  • Movies playing in theaters near you
  • A list of nearby places to eat, with links to the places’ Facebook Pages and reviews

Each card will have an arrow to allow quick customizations of each item or category. Your current notifications setting will not be affected. This new update will begin rolling out today.

Source: Facebook Newsroom