Firefox can now send push notifications just like Chrome and Safari

There is a trick well imbedded in the latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox browser whose functionality involves saving you battery and time: this happens to be push notifications!

Firefox can now send push notifications just like Chrome and Safari

What this connotes is that, with the aid of your consent, websites can send messages that appear straight on your desktop — you don’t really have to have that site open. With this in place, you could close unimportant tabs, such that this saves you processing power and battery life.

A website asking permission to send push notifications.

If you extensively examine this, you see that it could come in handy for the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail, such sites where you would love to maintain watch on incoming messages. Mozilla voices that as with webcam and geolocation, users will particularly have to grant websites access to that want to send them notifications, extending this power to even revoking the notifications at any time.

A push notification on Firefox.

As we know, we already have push notifications on Chrome and Safari: the both of them just use dissimilar technology. Both Chrome and Firefox make use of the “web push” protocol and related API developed by the W3C (Worldwide Web Consortium), on the other hand Apple makes use of its own Safari Push Notifications standard on OS X Mavericks.

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