Facebook’s New Notification Pop-up = Disturbing the Flow?

Facebook is in the testing stages of notification pop-up windows. Similar to the messenger feature, when a notification with your name, a post you have commented on, or someone has tagged you in a post, a window will pop-up with the aforementioned post.

The amount of notifications will vary depending on the user. As of this writing, I have received 26 notifications.

As a social media manager, it probably goes without saying that my interactions are probably higher than most.

That being said, I wouldn’t want a large window popping up everytime someone says something about me. The tiny notification at the top right of my screen is more than enough.

The issue is disrupting the flow of users. If I’m trying to read something and I receive a notification every 10 seconds, it can have the potential to interfere with scrolling, messaging and interacting.

On the plus side, it will allow users to more effectively respond to posts in a timely manner.

We shall see if Facebook decides to go through with the implementation of this feature after the testing stages.

According to Facebook:

We’ve heard from people that they would like an easier way to participate in conversations on a post while they are still in News Feed, so we are testing a new option that opens up a window when someone comments on your post, replies to your comment or tags you in a comment. You can always hide the conversation or turn off notifications from within the drop-down menu of the post.