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Take a look at the new Facebook Notify for iPhone

Rumor had it Facebook was going to release a new notification app in the App Store. As I searched on my iPhone, I ran into the new Facebook Notify.

The new app, with a weight of 13 MB, has the symbol of a bell in a blue circle and a white background. After you install the app on an iOS 8 or above device (it says it is compatible with iPad), you will get to a log in screen where you access with your usual Facebook details.

Turn on the notifications and location services to take full advantage of Notify and off you go. Notify is an app that keeps you up to date on anything that happens in the world; that’s why the app asks you to select at least three “stations.”

I selected my primary sources – CNN, Breaking News, and New York Times, and got to the “feed” screen. Here you can take a quick look at the headlines, save a story for later, or add more sources from Facebook’s extensive selection.

If you tap on a story, you will be redirected to the source’s official website, where you can read news pieces as if you were on a browser, or share a story with your friends. After you read something, Notify will display titles on a gray shade to indicate you’ve already open that link.

And if news breaks, you will have quick access from the iPhone’s lock screen. Notify has a sleek and simple interface that goes straight to the point: offering you news on the go. That way Facebook intends to fight Twitter and Apple in the breaking news area.

Take a look at Facebook’s Notify promotional video:

Did you like Notify? You can download it for free here.

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