Facebook and Google have worked together to bring push notifications to users viewing Facebook in their Chrome mobile browser. This functionality was previously reserved for Facebook’s app, but Chrome users will now have the option of being alerted when someone tags you, comments on a photo, replies to your comment, etc.
Viewing the mobile version of Facebook on Android devices will allow for the same notification of events users would otherwise receive in the app version. This will prove particularly useful for those not wishing to download Facebook’s app due to bandwidth constraints.
Now, users will be asked if they wish to receive notifications when they visit Facebook’s site with Google’s mobile browser. If a user prefers not to receive notification, they can simply say no.
The third-party push notifications API was announced by Google back in April, but Facebook hasn’t added the feature until this week.