Facebook May Be Close to Launching a Real-Time News App

Oct 15, 2015

According to reports from The Awl and The Verge, Facebook is getting ready to launch an app called Notify. The app would allow users to subscribe to certain news providers, and receive real-time notifications when those outlets publish news.

The Awl says the app will be launching at the end of the month, which adds, "A bunch of publications are testing it out and getting assertive feedback from Facebook about post frequency, type, etc." Notify will, if done well, simplify the life of everyone involved--allowing users to aggregate their news notifications in one place, and take pressure off of publishers' own apps.