Android Screen Notifications Tested by Facebook

Facebook decided to subject to a test the new Android feature for lock screen notifications. At first the test was a success but another upgrade managed somehow to disable this new, amazing characteristic. Many observed that the Android notification look quite similar to the Google lock screen notifications that were put on a show at the I/O earlier this year. The giant social network company admitted for TechCrunch that the upgrade was sent to a bunch of beta testers.

The new upgrade does not need for the Android L to be running but the new characteristic was discovered by users having an HTC One the M8 version functioning on Android, version 4.4.2. The Setting expander offers the users certain viewing options. If the user taps on his/her notifications, he/she will be taken directly to the Facebook application, as soon as the gadget is unlocked. The swiping process will just dismiss the received notification and the gadget will be kept in locked position. If the user has several notifications coming from more senders, all notifications will somehow stack one over the other, but in a very visible manner.

Certain users were capable of seeing only the written notifications but this was due to their activity on their Facebook wall while the test was being performed. However, other activities specific for Facebook were tested as well. Facebook has the habit of testing the new upgrades of Android but they do not always make it public. Once the Android L is turned into a production programming, all this trouble will no longer be necessary. However, Facebook might still want to catch their users’ eye with the help of the lock screen type notifications.