Google Rolls Out New Feature For Chrome For Android: Websites Sending Push Notifications
Google keeps on evolving by introducing new features that make users glue to its ecosystem. The latest feature is for Chrome for Android which allows websites to send push alerts like apps do. The feature will buzz your phone and you may be able to see push notification in the form of a flash card or which ever the way website developer chooses to alert you.
The feature is rolling out with Chrome 42 so it will also be available on desktop and Chrome OS. Website developers will need to add this functionality to their websites in order to show push notifications to the users. So don’t expect to see this feature very soon.
However, Google says that some of the early adopters of the feature are eBay, Facebook, Beyond the Rack, Pinterest, and Product Hunt. The company has also said that you will be able to see the feature on websites in the next few weeks.
Note that this feature will not be enforced on you and you will have the option to turn off notifications if they start to annoy you or a website is sending too many push alerts.
Another new introduction by Google will let users to add a website to the home screen, allowing them to easily visit the websites they frequently visit.
Chrome is one of the most important products for Google. The search giant relies heavily on the browser, on desktop, mobile, and Chromebooks, to keep its users in its ecosystem. The more deeply Google can tie Chrome and Android together, the more easily it is for the company to retain users.