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WhatsApp has been working on a feature that will allow users to mute notifications from archived chats. The feature was in the works for a couple of years and is now rolling out to Beta users.
Last year, Google introduced the Android Earthquake Alerts System. Notifications of the feature were only available in the U.S. so far. That changed today with the addition of two more countries.
The latest Zoom update has introduced new notifications to help users maintain their privacy while using the app. They tell users who can see and who can do what with your information.
The Linux Mint team has outlined a new notification system for software updates. The notifications are designed in a manner so that they do not become annoying but ensure users stay up-to-date.
Microsoft Edge's new adaptive notification requests approach uses a scoring system to ascertain which sites can serve notification prompts depending on user interaction with the notification requests.
Google Chrome has added a new feature that automatically hides information contained in a pop-up notification on the web when you are sharing your screen. It's available from today.
Microsoft Teams preview now lets users choose between the app's own notification style and native OS toasts on Windows and macOS. The feature should roll out to all users starting next month.
New code commits on Chromium Gerrit hint at a new feature for Chrome on Android that will prompt users to use Google's browser if it detects that the browser has not been used for long.
A server-side change is bringing the ability for Pixel users running Android 10 to set reminders directly from notifications. The smart action currently supports some apps such as WhatsApp.
Today, Microsoft announced an improvement that it's making to its Edge browser that will stop websites from asking you for permission to send push notifications. You'll have to turn it on manually.
Facebook is rolling out a new notification screen that pops up before you can share a news article that's more than three months old. It will also explore other uses of notification screens.
Opera for Android 58 has been released on the Play Store. The firm said the update is a bit smaller than usual but still comes with some nice improvements which should make browsing a bit better.
Google Chrome 80 will ship with a quieter permission UI for notifications. The feature will be available on both desktop and mobile and will encourage sites to use notifications appropriately.
Mozilla has pushed Firefox 72. The update is not huge but does bring some changes that users will appreciate. This update blocks fingerprinting by default and gets rid of notification request alerts.
One of the latest Firefox Nightly builds now stops notification permissions being displayed by default. Users will now have to press the notification icon before they can allow notifications.
Uber has rolled out Check Your Ride notifications for users all around the world in a bid to boost people's safety. They were already released in the U.S. earlier this year following a death.
A recently published patent filed by Microsoft describes in detail the hinge mechanism supporting a pop-up dual-surfaced foldable display. The patent also hints towards edge display notifications.
Telegram on mobile and desktop has been updated today in order to bring several new changes that enhance user security, improve the notification experience, and more easily let you back up data.
Facebook has announced three new tools for Instagram and Facebook after collaboration with mental health experts. These tools will allow users to observe and control the time spent on both apps.
The latest WhatsApp beta comes along with a new 'mute' shortcut that accompanies notifications when unread messages from a source exceed a certain number, making it a bit easier to deal with spam.
Google has released a new update for devices running Android Wear. The new version is v2.8 and brings better notifications as well as a darker background which could improve battery life.
A new update for ProtonMail on Android has been released. With this update, users will be able to snooze notifications for set periods of time or schedule when the app should stop notifying them.
In a tweet, Pavel Durov, the founder of the instant messenger, Telegram, has confirmed that there will be a notification centre to help catch messages before the summer comes to an end.
A man in France has taken Uber to court after the app continued sending his locations to his wife, who eventually divorced him over infidelity accusations. He is demanding $48 million in damages.
Twitter announced today that it will be bringing new notification controls to its platform. One of those is a quality filter, which will "improve the quality of tweets by using a variety of signals".
According to some leaked materials, Samsung might be ditching the notification LED on some phones, in favor of a notification ring that sits on the back of the device. Samsung calls this Smart Glow.
Microsoft said at Build 2016 that it would add support for Android notifications to appear in the Windows 10 Action Center. Now, a new version of Cortana for Android is enabling that functionality.
Microsoft is looking to change things around and redesign the Action Center's and Cortana's interface in Windows 10. The new look is expected to feature a card-based model and be announced today.
Microsoft has delivered a range of new features to Skype for Web that it says its users have been asking for, including calls to mobiles and landlines, integrated YouTube playback, and notifications.
A screenshot has revealed that Microsoft is planning to expand Cortana's cross-device notifications support, including text messages, low-battery warnings, and even app notifications from your phone.
It seems that Google's dev team for Chrome has no immediate plans to support Windows 10's Action Center for the showing of notifications; instead sticking to its own offering.
Microsoft has recently rolled out an update to Skype's Outlook.com integration to allow you to mute notifications, but with one step forward comes another annoying step backward as well.
Microsoft has shown off a concept lamp based on its new DT-903 Wireless Charging Plate, which glows and blinks to indicate notifications on your Windows Phone, such as new Facebook updates or texts.
If you have Windows 10 installed, you can turn on the Notifications Center and have it show up - but don't get too excited, as there is not much else you can do as it's not fully functional, yet.
Microsoft is now rolling out active endpoint support for Skype, to ensure that notifications are only shown on the device that you're currently using, rather than sending them to all of your devices.
During Apples's iTunes Festival at SXSW, Apple TV users were interuppted by a new "live show" notification feature which is set to debut on a larger scale later this year.
Play Games, Google's answer to the Xbox Games Hub, has finally launched on Android devices. The service allows you to see your game progress, check on your Google+ friends and launch multiplayer games
WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has finally received a long needed update on Windows Phone. The update brings a change of APIs, fixes notifications, and improves battery life.
An extremely blurry video has popped up on YouTube claiming to show Windows Phone 8.1 in action, including a look at the notification center, and a new type of Live Tile on the Start screen.