Facebook is testing a feature that will show notifications from Facebook, Messenger as well as Instagram in the Facebook window itself. It allows users to switch between these apps instantly and keeps them informed about the activities on their profiles in each of the apps. Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch, which first reported the news, about the test. In the new feature, instead of the Messenger logo that is a shortcut to the chat app, a user will see their profile picture and the total number of notifications on all three separate accounts. When a user taps this, a new menu pops up, giving them a list of notifications from Instagram, Messenger and Facebook, and an option to directly jump to their profile on any of the three, as per Mashable. The new feature could be an attempt by Facebook to increase user engagement on all three apps by constantly giving notifications to users. This would be over and above the push notification on each individual app that a user already receives. Note that the feature currently does not seem to include WhatsApp, which is also owned by Facebook. Recently added features Facebook has been constantly testing and rolling out new features on all its apps. Earlier this week, Facebook had also added more features similar to Snapchat on Instagram and the social networking site itself. On Instagram, users have an option of choosing from eight different augmented reality face filters ranging from koala bear ears to math equations whirling over the head. One can…
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