Push notifications are messages that pops up on a desktop computer and mobile device in form of an icon, it can display over other apps in use. App developers have integrated push notifications feature on most mobile applications. The user doesn’t have to necessarily be in app to receive notifications from that particular app, but first the push notification feature has to be enabled manually. Few pre installed applications do not need to be enabled manually. Most are automatically enabled by the mobile desktop manufacturer during production.
They are of different format and context, some pop-up ads will contain pictures, others, write-ups and, links to a URL. Most times some push notifications contain the 3 features to enable users understand what exactly the message is about. These pop-up notifiers can be very useful as you don’t have to be actively using the app to know what is happening in the app. Over time push notifiers have been made simplified by app developers, keeping app users aware of the activities happening on their mobile devices or PCs. Particularly helpful if you have a busy schedule with no time to check the updates on your various apps.
The Facebook push notification is a way Facebook tries to keep its users aware and conscious of what is happening on their Facebook social media timelines. It’s like Facebook sending you a direct message that an activity just happened on your social media feed that you might want to be notified about. It is advisable to enable the feat on your Facebook application, disabling the push notification feature won’t get you the most out of your Facebook page. As you will have to be active on the application to receive messages from your friends and family. Whereas with the push notification perk, you can reach out to others, receive messages and not have to open the Facebook app. This can all be done with the icon that will be displayed above your mobile screen.
When Facebook ask either enable or disable this feature, they are asking for permission to be able to display information that they think might be useful to you. Without you opening the app, this way you can be on another app, doing something else and still receive messages about updates or events happening around you. The Facebook push notifications can also be activated to make a sound when any activity that might concern the user is ongoing. All this, however will only be active when you have a valid cellular or Wi-Fi connection to the internet.