As promised on the Facebook Developer’s Roadmap, the locations of notifications, requests and invitations will be changed/moved today.
I’m sure we will all enjoy spending time looking for the new locations and the interruption to our workflow ;-)
But, plus side is that we’ve been told in advance and were given an actual date for when the change would happen.
So, here’s what’s been changed with notifications and where they will now be located.
- Notifications are removed – application to user notifications and user to user notifications have been removed. The new way to communicate will be via the news stream, the Facebook inbox, and email. Applications may start requesting permission to email you, which I noticed with Networked Blogs at the end of last week.
- Requests moved to Inbox – requests will be located on a secondary tab in the Inbox. We are used to seeing them on the top right side of the Facebook home page. I’m not sure what the secondary tab is going to look like.
- Invites moved to Inbox – invites will also be moved to a tab in the Inbox. I’m not sure if will share the tab used by requests or if they will have their own tab.
Of course, these changes take precedent over things users really want like being able to change the name of the their fan page or transferring ownership of the fan page to someone else.
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