Firefox adds push notifications for closed websites

Push notifications are a familiar sight to most smartphone users, allowing apps to alert them in the screensaver about events, news, alerts, status updates or other information.

Firefox has just announced that it will enable similar messages from websites. Since the release of its latest version, Firefox 44, the browser can display pop-up notifications even if the tab containing the website remains closed at the time.

The prerequisite is, of course, that users agree to receiving the notifications in the first place. Websites supporting the so-called Web Push service will ask users if they are interested in receiving notifications.

The messages can be turned off for individual websites or completely by changing the settings in the menu under "Options/Content."

Last update: Wed, 17/02/2016 - 12:55

More from Science & Tech

Lost Russian space freighter sought in Siberia, near Mongolian border

Search teams on Friday were looking for a missing Russian space freighter believed to have crashed in southern...

Reddit to crack down on "toxic" Trump users

US-based news sharing and discussion website Reddit will take action against "toxic users," in particular some of...

Facebook accidentally deletes some of founder Zuckerberg's posts

The social media website Facebook accidentally deleted posts by its founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, including...

LinkedIn to create 200 new jobs in the Republic of Ireland

Professional networking website LinkedIn will create 200 new jobs at its regional headquarters in Dublin, the...

Scientists confirm largest coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has had the worst coral die-off since measurements began as a result of ocean warming...