Facebook brings weather, sports scores and local event notifications to Android and iOS app


Facebook has revealed its bringing new notification features to the platform’s iOS and Android apps – sports scores, local events and weather – giving the impression the social network has the ambition to eventually build its Notification Centre into a much broader platform.

Facebook says that its new notification settings can be changed by tapping the arrow on on the right of each card and either turning them either on or off. So if you’d rather keep notifications confined to comments and replies, these new features can be easily turned off.

It’s likely that in the future the social network will expand into supporting different types of notifications.

The update is set to rollout periodically in various regions over the next few days, although it could be awhile before the update comes to Canada.