Notify: Facebook partners with media groups to launch news app

In another step to take over more of online media, Facebook is launching a standalone app in the coming week: Notify. This application allows users to subscribe to media outlets and receive alerts when stories are published.

Facebook linked with dozens of media publishers including Mashable, CNN, The Washington Post, CBS and Billboard.

Financial Times reports that the app is moving forward after positive feedback from publishers about Facebook’s Instant Articles product.


Facebook isn’t alone, though. Google is working with more than 30 publishers on an initiative called Accelerated Mobile Pages.

Apple has also shown interest in the sector with September’s launch of its new News aggregator app.

Twitter recently rolled out Moments, a feed for mobile users to explore the top news of the moment.

Snapchat has Discover partners like Comedy Central and Vice backing it, along with its own news division.

Competition is only growing from here.

What is your opinion on that? Do you think Internet needs another news channel? Are you going to use Notify?

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