• Notify app available for US iPhones only at launch 
  • Debuted with more than 70 ‘stations’ users can select from
  • See more of the latest Facebook news and updates 

    Facebook has unveiled a Notify application designed to keep iPhone users up to speed on the latest news and entertainment happenings.

    Notify debuted with more than 70 ‘stations,’ most of them media outlets serving up magazine stories or breaking news.

    The list of Notify launch partners included Wired, Vogue, Vice, Time, Getty Images, CNN, ABC, and Comedy Central.

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    People who download Notify are invited to select 'stations' they want to get updates from.

    People who download Notify are invited to select ‘stations’ they want to get updates from.

    ‘Whether you’re into sports, celebrities, news, movies, music or shopping, Notify makes it easy to find notifications you’re into,’ Facebook product manager Julian Gutman said in a blog post.

    People who download Notify are invited to select ‘stations’ they want to get updates from.

  • Each selected source will have clearance to ‘push’ notifications to iPhone lock screens, alerting people to posts or news, according to Gutman.

    ‘You’ll receive notifications, delivered right to your lock screen, and a quick glance will keep you connected to the things that you care about throughout the day.

    ‘If you want to see more, just swipe or tap through any Notify notification to open the link in the app’s browser where you can read the full article, watch the video, or view the site.’

    Each selected source will have clearance to 'push' notifications to iPhone lock screens, alerting people to posts or news.

    Each selected source will have clearance to ‘push’ notifications to iPhone lock screens, alerting people to posts or news.

    If a notification catches your eye when you’re busy or distracted, just swipe to add it to your Saved Notifications list, the firm said.

    ‘You can discover all the notifications you’ve received from Notify in the last 24 hours via a convenient in-app feed so you can easily stay up to date.’

    The Notify application was tailored for iPhones and available only in the United States, according to Facebook.

    The release came just weeks after Facebook launched an Instant Articles feature on iPhones that speeds up the display of news stories shared by friends at the giant social network.

    A beta program of Instant Articles geared for Android devices is open to the public, and is expected to be ready for broad release by the end of this year.

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