You can now check Facebook, Messenger and Instagram notifications in one place

Published: May 19, 2017
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The new feature illustrates Facebook’s attempt to bundle notifications for Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram in one place.

The new feature illustrates Facebook’s attempt to bundle notifications for Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram in one place.

Facebook’s latest feature goes beyond the social network itself as it seeks to combine all its famous apps together.

Facebook has often emphasised on keeping all of its apps separate with Messenger, Instagram and Facebook itself having their own independent structure. However, that is about to change now as Facebook is looking to integrate all three in terms of notifications.

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The latest feature, appearing only for select iOS users, illustrates Facebook’s attempt to bundle notifications for Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram in one place.

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This symphony is definitely welcoming for avid social media users as they will no longer have to close and open apps to see their notifications and can just flip through from the newsfeed.

Users who have the feature on their iPhones can check out the change in the icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, which instead of the Messenger logo shows your profile picture with a notifications tab to take you to all of your separate handles.

Tapping on the notifications tab, a new menu will pop up, allowing you to check your Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook notifications.

“We are conducting a very small test to make it easier for people to discover and connect with the people and things they care about,” Facebook told TechCrunch.

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“We’re exploring ways to help people switch more easily between their Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram accounts.”

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For now, the bundle has only appeared on Facebook with some users reporting it on Instagram and Messenger too. There is, however, no word yet on whether Facebook plans to integrate WhatsApp in such a manner.

This article originally appeared on Tech Crunch

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