Last time you logged into Facebook on your Android or iOS-powered smartphone, you may have gotten a pop-up message about a new app that is available. Notify, by Facebook, is a new alert system that may seem unnecessary, but for business owners playing the social media game, it’s a dream come true.
What Does Notify Do?
You already get notifications on your phone, so why do you need an app that does the same thing? Well, this app does more than just announce when someone has liked your latest cat picture or your politically-charged status. This app allows you to choose what you want to be notified about—and then it contacts you. You can set notifications for weather, news, entertainment, sports, and business. In fact, it works with over 70 popular publishers—including The New York Times, Buzzfeed and Weather.com to give you exactly the information you want. While this can be a fun feature for individuals, it can be a potentially profitable app for bloggers and anyone who utilizes social media sharing as a marketing tool.
How Can Notify Help Business Owners?
Business owners who take advantage of content marketing are always looking for new ways to create compelling and creative content—hopefully before anyone else. This is the key to getting those viral shares. When you use Notify to set up notifications on your phone for certain key publications, you can stay on top of what is happening in your industry. This can be the easiest and best, way to beat your competition to the punch and get your version of the story out there quickly.
How Do You Get Notify?
If you haven’t already received a pop-up from Facebook itself, you can find Notify in your app store of choice. Be careful and make certain you are downloading the app that is published by Facebook. There are other apps with the same name that may appear to be the same product. Facebook Notify is 100% free to download, so make sure you are not paying anything for this app.
If you haven’t checked out Notify yet, it’s worth the free download to check it out. This could be the perfect way for you to stay on top of what’s happening in your industry, among your competition and even in your own business. Consider Notify to be your personal Facebook concierge—bringing you what you need to know RIGHT NOW–be that Buzzfeed’s latest missive on 90;s cartoons, or what’s happening in the war on terror.
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